God has reversed [His usual course of procedure], / And the lower people are full of distress. / The words which [...] Cf. Shijing 254
The Master said, "Who can go out but by the door? How is it that men will not walk according to these ways?" [...] Cf. Lunyu 137
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
Leaning alone in the close bamboos, / I am playing my lute and humming a song / Too softly for anyone to hear [...] Cf. Tangshi 225
Sun Tzu said: The art of war recognizes nine varieties of ground: 1) Dispersive ground; 2) facile ground; 3) [...] Cf. Sunzi 179
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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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