Look at the Luo, / With its waters broad and deep. / Thither has come our lord, / In whom all happiness and [...] Cf. Shijing 213
The Master said, "When a prince's personal conduct is correct, his government is effective without the issuing of [...] Cf. Lunyu 323
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
Knowing beauty my misfortune, / I face my mirror with a sigh. / To please a fastidious emperor, / How shall [...] Cf. Tangshi 167
When these five kinds of spy are all at work, none can discover the secret system. This is called "divine manipulation [...] Cf. Sunzi 242
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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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