I would have galloped my horses and whipt them, / Returning to condole with the marquis of Wei. / I would have [...] Cf. Shijing 54
The things in reference to which the Master exercised the greatest caution were – fasting, war, and sickness. [...] Cf. Lunyu 163
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
While the autumn moon is pouring full / On a thousand night-levels among towns and villages, / There meet by [...] Cf. Tangshi 144
After crossing a river, you should get far away from it. So much for river warfare. [...] Cf. Sunzi 132
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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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