I would have galloped my horses and whipt them, / Returning to condole with the marquis of Wei. / I would have [...] Cf. Shijing 54
1. Chî Tsze-ch'ang said, "In a superior man it is only the substantial qualities which are wanted;– why should we seek [...] Cf. Lunyu 301
T'ai / Peace / Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE. Thus the ruler Divides and completes the course of heaven [...] Cf. Yijing 11
In the days of old those who practiced Tao with success did not, by means of it, enlighten the people, but on the [...] Cf. Daodejing 65
A seafaring visitor will talk about Japan, / Which waters and mists conceal beyond approach; / But Yueh people [...] Cf. Tangshi 54
If, however, you are indulgent, but unable to make your authority felt; kind-hearted, but unable to enforce your [...] Cf. Sunzi 173
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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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