The Yellow ducks fly about, / And are taken with hand-nets and spread-nets. / May our sovereign live for ten [...] Cf. Shijing 216
Tsze-chang asked what constituted intelligence. The Master said, "He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks [...] Cf. Lunyu 299
Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great / Heaven within the mountain: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 26
The Valley Spirit never dies. / It is named the Mysterious Female. / And the doorway of the Mysterious Female / Is the [...] Cf. Daodejing 6
When gaily the Emperor toured the south / Contrary to every warning, / His whole empire cut brocades, / Half [...] Cf. Tangshi 301
Be subtle! be subtle! and use your spies for every kind of business. [...] Cf. Sunzi 249
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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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