Every plant is yellow ; / Every day we march. / Every man is moving about, / Doing service in some quarter of [...] Cf. Shijing 234
The Master said, "The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue." [...] Cf. Lunyu 344
Sun / The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind) / Winds following one upon the other: The image of THE GENTLY [...] Cf. Yijing 57
When the ruler looks repressed the people will be happy and satisfied; / When the rule looks lively and self-assured [...] Cf. Daodejing 58
Not knowing the way to the Temple of Heaped Fragrance, / Under miles of mountain-cloud I have wandered / [...] Cf. Tangshi 120
Thus one who is skillful at keeping the enemy on the move maintains deceitful appearances, according to which the enemy [...] Cf. Sunzi 70
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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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