They appeared before their sovereign king, / To seek from him the rules [they were to observe]. / With their [...] Cf. Shijing 283
The Master said, "What the superior man seeks, is in himself. What the mean man seeks, is in others." [...] Cf. Lunyu 412
Pi / Grace / Fire at the foot of the mountain: The image of GRACE. Thus does the superior man proceed When clearing up [...] Cf. Yijing 22
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
The red-capped Cock-Man has just announced morning; / The Keeper of the Robes brings Jade-Cloud Furs; / [...] Cf. Tangshi 178
Now an army is exposed to six several calamities, not arising from natural causes, but from faults for which the [...] Cf. Sunzi 163
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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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