In the low, wet grounds, the mulberry trees are beautiful, / And their leaves are luxuriant. / When I see the [...] Cf. Shijing 228
The Master said, "The commander of the forces of a large state may be carried off, but the will of even a common man [...] Cf. Lunyu 235
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
To understand others is to have knowledge; / To understand oneself is to be illumined. / To conquer others needs [...] Cf. Daodejing 33
I wonder why my inlaid harp has fifty strings, / Each with its flower-like fret an interval of youth. / ...The [...] Cf. Tangshi 209
Hence a wise general makes a point of foraging on the enemy. One cartload of the enemy's provisions is equivalent to [...] Cf. Sunzi 21
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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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