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Old Horse Knows the Way

Guan Zhong accompanied Load Huan of Qi in attacking Guzhu. Spring passed and winter returned, and they became lost on the wrong road. Guan Zhong said: "We can use the wisdom of an old horse. Release the old horses and follow them, and thereby reach the right road."

"Spring and Autumn Annals"
Discourse on "Ling Shang",
Chap. 22 by Han Fei Zi,

What is the moral of this story?
An experienced person is familiar with a particular situation, and therefore is able to judge it accurately.
Have you heard a similar story in the Western literature?


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