On the mountains are the thorny elms, / In the low, wet grounds are the white elms. / You have suits of robes, / [...] Cf. Shijing 115
The Master said, "High station filled without indulgent generosity; ceremonies performed without reverence; mourning [...] Cf. Lunyu 66
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
(To requite injuries with good deeds.) / To allay the main discontent, but only in a manner that will certainly produce [...] Cf. Daodejing 79
His Palace of Purple Spring has been taken by mist and cloud, / As he would have taken all Yangzhou to be his [...] Cf. Tangshi 211
In order to carry out an attack, we must have means available. [...] Cf. Sunzi 223
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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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