The angry terrors of Compassionate Heaven, / Extend through this lower world ; / [The king's] counsels and plans [...] Cf. Shijing 195
The Master said, "If a minister make his own conduct correct, what difficulty will he have in assisting in government? [...] Cf. Lunyu 330
Hsiao Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Small / The wind drives across heaven: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE [...] Cf. Yijing 9
The Way is like an empty vessel / That yet may be drawn from / Without ever needing to be filled. / It is bottomless; [...] Cf. Daodejing 4
With twilight passing her silken window, / She weeps alone in her chamber of gold / For spring is departing [...] Cf. Tangshi 276
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the [...] Cf. Sunzi 42
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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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