In the wild there is a dead antelope, / And it is wrapped up with the white grass. / There is a young lady [...] Cf. Shijing 23
1. Tsze-chang asked Confucius, saying, "In what way should a person in authority act in order that he may conduct [...] Cf. Lunyu 511
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
The man of highest “power” does not reveal himself as a possessor of “power”; / Therefore he keeps his “power”. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 38
The monk from Shu with his green silk lute-case, / Walking west down Omei Mountain, / Has brought me by one [...] Cf. Tangshi 103
When the higher officers are angry and insubordinate, and on meeting the enemy give battle on their own account from a [...] Cf. Sunzi 166
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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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