Of generous devotion to the people was duke Liu, / Unable to rest or take his ease [where he was], / He divided and [...] Cf. Shijing 250
The Master said, "He who requires much from himself and little from others, will keep himself from being the object of [...] Cf. Lunyu 406
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
Of old those that were the best officers of Court / Had inner natures subtle, abstruse, mysterious, penetrating, / Too [...] Cf. Daodejing 15
There's a gleam of green in an old bottle, / There's a stir of red in the quiet stove, / There's a feeling of [...] Cf. Tangshi 246
When these five kinds of spy are all at work, none can discover the secret system. This is called "divine manipulation [...] Cf. Sunzi 242
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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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