Carefully adjusted are the rabbit nets ; / Clang clang go the blows on the pegs. / That stalwart, martial [...] Cf. Shijing 7
The Master said of Tsze-ch'an that he had four of the characteristics of a superior man – in his conduct of himself, [...] Cf. Lunyu 108
Hsiao Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Small / The wind drives across heaven: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE [...] Cf. Yijing 9
When the ruler looks repressed the people will be happy and satisfied; / When the rule looks lively and self-assured [...] Cf. Daodejing 58
The courier will depart next day, she's told. / She sews a warrior's gown all night. / Her fingers feel the [...] Cf. Tangshi 42
Appear at points which the enemy must hasten to defend; march swiftly to places where you are not expected. An army [...] Cf. Sunzi 77
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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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