Those frowning rocks, – / How high they rise ! / Over such a distance of hills and streams, / How toilsome is [...] Cf. Shijing 232
The Master said, "It is all over! I have not seen one who loves virtue as he loves beauty." [...] Cf. Lunyu 404
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
The strategists have the sayings: “When you doubt your ability to meet the enemy's attack, take the offensive [...] Cf. Daodejing 69
Here, beside a clear deep lake, / You live accompanied by clouds; / Or soft through the pine the moon arrives [...] Cf. Tangshi 24
Having CONVERTED SPIES, getting hold of the enemy's spies and using them for our own purposes. [...] Cf. Sunzi 245
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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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