There is a solitary russet pear tree, / Growing on the left of the way. / That princely man there ! / He might be [...] Cf. Shijing 123
1. The Master said, "In my dealings with men, whose evil do I blame, whose goodness do I praise, beyond what is proper? [...] Cf. Lunyu 416
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
Great Tao is like a boat that drifts; / It can go this way; it can go that. / The ten thousand creatures owe their [...] Cf. Daodejing 34
China's Emperor, craving beauty that might shake an empire, / Was on the throne for many years, searching, never [...] Cf. Tangshi 71
The skillful soldier does not raise a second levy, neither are his supply-wagons loaded more than twice. [...] Cf. Sunzi 18
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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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