Of [our] admirable, amiable, sovereign, / Most illustrious is the excellent virtue. / He orders rightly the people, [...] Cf. Shijing 249
The Master said, "If some years were added to my life, I would give fifty to the study of the Yî, and then I might come [...] Cf. Lunyu 167
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
Banish wisdom, discard knowledge, / And the people will be benefited a hundredfold. / Banish human kindness, discard [...] Cf. Daodejing 19
To find you, moved beyond the city, / A wide path led me, by mulberry and hemp, / To a new-set hedge of [...] Cf. Tangshi 169
If you are situated at a great distance from the enemy, and the strength of the two armies is equal, it is not easy to [...] Cf. Sunzi 161
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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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