It floats about, that boat of cypress wood, / There in the middle of the He. / With his two tufts of hair [...] Cf. Shijing 45
Tsze-lû asked how a ruler should be served. The Master said, "Do not impose on him, and, moreover, withstand him to his [...] Cf. Lunyu 369
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
I clean my teeth in water drawn from a cold well; / And while I brush my clothes, I purify my mind; / Then, [...] Cf. Tangshi 34
3) By employing the officers of his army without discrimination, [...] Cf. Sunzi 37
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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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