They appeared before their sovereign king, / To seek from him the rules [they were to observe]. / With their [...] Cf. Shijing 283
The Master said, "The superior man, extensively studying all learning, and keeping himself under the restraint of the [...] Cf. Lunyu 147
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
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
How beautiful she looks, opening the pearly casement, / And how quiet she leans, and how troubled her brow is! / [...] Cf. Tangshi 234
Sun Tzu said: The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an [...] Cf. Sunzi 41
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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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