Successors tread in the steps [of their predecessors] in our Zhou. / For generations there had been wise kings ; / [...] Cf. Shijing 243
Confucius said, "There are three errors to which they who stand in the presence of a man of virtue and station are [...] Cf. Lunyu 439
Ta Kuo / Preponderance of the Great / The lake rises above the trees: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 28
It was when the Great Way declined / That human kindness and morality arose; / It was when intelligence and knowledge [...] Cf. Daodejing 18
My heart sank when I headed north from Yan Country / To the camps of China echoing ith bugle and drum. / ...In [...] Cf. Tangshi 172
Sun Tzu said: In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, as many heavy chariots, [...] Cf. Sunzi 14
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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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