Brilliant are the flowers, / On those level heights and the low grounds. / Complete and alert is the messenger, [...] Cf. Shijing 163
1. The Master said, "I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved [...] Cf. Lunyu 72
Sun / The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind) / Winds following one upon the other: The image of THE GENTLY [...] Cf. Yijing 57
“Kingdoms can only be governed if rules are kept; / Battles can only be won if rules are broken.” / But the adherence [...] Cf. Daodejing 57
The moon, grown full now over the sea, / Brightening the whole of heaven, / Brings to separated hearts / The [...] Cf. Tangshi 91
When a general, unable to estimate the enemy's strength, allows an inferior force to engage a larger one, or hurls a [...] Cf. Sunzi 168
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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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