The wild-ducks and widgeons are on the King ; / The personators of your ancestors feast and are happy. / Your [...] Cf. Shijing 248
1. Chung-kung, being chief minister to the head of the Chi family, asked about government. The Master said, "Employ [...] Cf. Lunyu 319
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
He who has the least scrap of sense, once he has got started on the great highway has nothing to fear so long as he [...] Cf. Daodejing 53
The Mother of Heaven, in her window by the Jade Pool, / Hears The Yellow Bamboo Song shaking the whole earth. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 302
Maneuvering with an army is advantageous; with an undisciplined multitude, most dangerous. [...] Cf. Sunzi 97
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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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