O you, with the blue collar, / Prolonged is the anxiety of my heart. / Although I do not go [to you], / Why [...] Cf. Shijing 91
1. The duke Ching, of Ch'î, asked Confucius about government. / 2. Confucius replied, "There is government, when the [...] Cf. Lunyu 304
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
Stretch a bow to the very full, / And you will wish you had stopped in time; / Temper a sword-edge to its very [...] Cf. Daodejing 9
When gaily the Emperor toured the south / Contrary to every warning, / His whole empire cut brocades, / Half [...] Cf. Tangshi 301
4) If it is possible to make an assault with fire from without, do not wait for it to break out within, but deliver [...] Cf. Sunzi 228
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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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