On the hills of the south is the Tai plant, / On those of the north is the Lai. / To be rejoiced in are ye, noble [...] Cf. Shijing 172
The Master said, "Châu had the advantage of viewing the two past dynasties. How complete and elegant are its [...] Cf. Lunyu 54
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
While my little boat moves on its mooring of mist, / And daylight wanes, old memories begin.... / How wide the [...] Cf. Tangshi 231
Having DOOMED SPIES, doing certain things openly for purposes of deception, and allowing our spies to know of them and [...] Cf. Sunzi 246
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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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