I condemn myself [for the past], and will be on my guard against future calamity. / I will have nothing to do with a [...] Cf. Shijing 289
The Master said, "Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! virtue is at hand." [...] Cf. Lunyu 180
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
A large kingdom must be like the low ground towards which all streams flows down. It must be a point towards which all [...] Cf. Daodejing 61
When gaily the Emperor toured the south / Contrary to every warning, / His whole empire cut brocades, / Half [...] Cf. Tangshi 301
Those who were called skillful leaders of old knew how to drive a wedge between the enemy's front and rear; [...] Cf. Sunzi 193
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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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