There is a rainbow in the east, / And no one dares to point to it. / When a girl goes away [from her home], [...] Cf. Shijing 51
The Master said, "He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which [...] Cf. Lunyu 17
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
He who by Tao purposes to help a ruler of men / Will oppose all conquest by force of arms; / For such things are wont [...] Cf. Daodejing 30
At this lofty tower where the town ends, wilderness begins; / And our longing has as far to go as the ocean or the [...] Cf. Tangshi 203
Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where [...] Cf. Sunzi 12
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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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