O bright and high Heaven, / Who enlightenest and rulest this lower world ! / I marched on this expedition to the [...] Cf. Shijing 207
The Master said, "When good government prevails in a state, language may be lofty and bold, and actions the same. When [...] Cf. Lunyu 350
T'ai / Peace / Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE. Thus the ruler Divides and completes the course of heaven [...] Cf. Yijing 11
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
Toward a mist upon the water / Still I wave my hand and sob, / For the flying bird is lost in space / Beyond a [...] Cf. Tangshi 135
Sun Tzu said: There are five ways of attacking with fire. The first is to burn soldiers in their camp; [...] Cf. Sunzi 222
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Why read Confucius, Lao-tse or the Book of Changes? Well, these Chinese classics have had a major influence on the oldest civilization still in existence on the face of this planet; that should be enough. If not, please consider that China, mostly as a distant mirror where hopes and fears are reflected, has exercised a profound impact on the thinking patterns of Western civilisations, and will. This article in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy explains things better.
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