Of generous devotion to the people was duke Liu, / Unable to rest or take his ease [where he was], / He divided and [...] Cf. Shijing 250
The chief of the Mang family having appointed Yang Fû to be chief criminal judge, the latter consulted the philosopher [...] Cf. Lunyu 503
Lin / Approach / The earth above the lake: The image of APPROACH. Thus the superior man is inexhaustible In his will [...] Cf. Yijing 19
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
There's a girl from Loyang in the door across the street, / She looks fifteen, she may be a little older. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 76
In war, then, let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns. Thus it may be known that the leader of [...] Cf. Sunzi 23
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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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