On the embankment are magpies' nests ; / On the height grows the beautiful pea. / Who has been imposing on the [...] Cf. Shijing 142
The Master said, "The commander of the forces of a large state may be carried off, but the will of even a common man [...] Cf. Lunyu 235
Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure / Fire in heaven above: The image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 14
Of the highest the people merely know that such a one exists; / The next they draw near to and praise. / The next they [...] Cf. Daodejing 17
Though a bugle breaks the crystal air of autumn, / Soldiers, in the look-out, watch at ease today / The spring [...] Cf. Tangshi 164
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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