On the mountain is the mulberry tree ; / In the marshes is the lotus flower. / I do not see Zidu, / But I see [...] Cf. Shijing 84
1. Tsze-kung said, "Suppose the case of a man extensively conferring benefits on the people, and able to assist all, [...] Cf. Lunyu 150
Shih / The Army / In the middle of the earth is water: The image of THE ARMY. Thus the superior man increases his [...] Cf. Yijing 7
You cannot rule men nor serve heaven unless you have laid up a store; / This “laying up a store” means quickly [...] Cf. Daodejing 59
A lady of the palace these twenty years, / She has lived here a thousand miles from her home- / Yet ask her for [...] Cf. Tangshi 247
All men can see the tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved. [...] Cf. Sunzi 90
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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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