Small are those starlets, / Three or five of them in the east, / Swiftly by night we go ; / In the early [...] Cf. Shijing 21
The Master said, "To those whose talents are above mediocrity, the highest subjects may be announced. To those who are [...] Cf. Lunyu 141
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
When the man of highest capacities hears Tao / He does his best to put it into practice. / When the man of middling [...] Cf. Daodejing 41
From ten thousand valleys the trees touch heaven; / On a thousand peaks cuckoos are calling; / And, after a [...] Cf. Tangshi 121
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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