Let me be reverent, let me be reverent, [in attending to my duties] ; / [The way of] Heaven is evident, / And its [...] Cf. Shijing 288
The Master said, "When good government prevails in a state, language may be lofty and bold, and actions the same. When [...] Cf. Lunyu 350
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
Stretch a bow to the very full, / And you will wish you had stopped in time; / Temper a sword-edge to its very [...] Cf. Daodejing 9
You have left me behind, old friend, at the Yellow Crane Terrace, / On your way to visit Yangzhou in the misty [...] Cf. Tangshi 268
If you march fifty li in order to outmaneuver the enemy, you will lose the leader of your first division, and only [...] Cf. Sunzi 100
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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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