When he planned the commencement of the marvellous tower, / He planned it, and defined it ; / And the people in [...] Cf. Shijing 242
Confucius said, "Those who are born with the possession of knowledge are the highest class of men. Those who learn, and [...] Cf. Lunyu 442
Po / Splitting Apart / The mountain rests on the earth: The image of SPLITTING APART. Thus those above can ensure [...] Cf. Yijing 23
It acts without action, does without doing, finds flavour in what is flavourless, / Can make the small great and the [...] Cf. Daodejing 63
"The sun has set, and a mist is in the flowers; / And the moon grows very white and people sad and sleepless. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 81
We shall be unable to turn natural advantage to account unless we make use of local guides. [...] Cf. Sunzi 104
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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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