Reduced ! Reduced ! / Why not return ? / If it were not for your sake, O prince, / How should we be thus [...] Cf. Shijing 36
The Master said, "The virtuous will be sure to speak correctly, but those whose speech is good may not always be [...] Cf. Lunyu 351
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
Heaven is eternal, the Earth everlasting. / How come they to be so? It is because they do not foster their own lives; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 7
In twelve chambers the ladies, decked for the day, / Peer afar for their lord from their Fairy-View Lodge; / [...] Cf. Tangshi 221
When an army feeds its horses with grain and kills its cattle for food, [...] Cf. Sunzi 148
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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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