CHAP. IV. 1. The Master, having come to Wu-ch'ang, heard
there the sound of stringed instruments and singing.
2. Well pleased and smiling, he said, 'Why use an ox knife to
kill a fowl?'
3. Tsze-yu replied, 'Formerly, Master, I heard you say,--
"When the man of high station is well instructed, he loves men;
when the man of low station is well instructed, he is easily ruled."'
4. The Master said, 'My disciples, Yen's words are right. What
I said was only in sport.'
CONFUCIAN ANALECTS, BOOK XVII. YANG HO.