Along those raised banks of the Ru, / I cut down the branches and slender stems. / While I could not see my [...] Cf. Shijing 10
The Master said, "The superior man cannot be known in little matters; but he may be intrusted with great concerns. The [...] Cf. Lunyu 425
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
He who by Tao purposes to help a ruler of men / Will oppose all conquest by force of arms; / For such things are wont [...] Cf. Daodejing 30
As I walk in the cool of the autumn night, / Thinking of you, singing my poem, / I hear a mountain pine-cone [...] Cf. Tangshi 240
Unhappy is the fate of one who tries to win his battles and succeed in his attacks without cultivating the spirit of [...] Cf. Sunzi 231
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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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