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《燕文公求馬》

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1 燕文公求... :
燕文公之路,馬死,或告之曰:「卑耳氏之馬良,請求之。」辭曰:「野馬也,不足以充君駟。」公命人強之,逃。蘇代之徒,欲以其馬售公,弗取。巫閭大夫入言曰:「君求馬將以駕乘輿也,何必近舍其所欲售,而無取其不欲售者乎?」公曰:「吾惡夫自炫者。」對曰:「昔中行伯求婦於齊,高、鮑氏皆許之,謀諸叔向,叔向曰:『娶婦所以承宗祧奉祭祀,不可苟也,惟其賢而已。』今君之求馬亦惟其良而已可也。昔者堯讓天下於許由,許由逃,堯弗強也,而卒得舜;寧戚飯牛以自售於齊桓公,桓公用之,而卒得管仲。使堯不聽許由,何以得舜?桓公不用寧子,何以得管仲?君何固焉!」

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