Before the east was bright, / I was putting on my clothes upside down ; / I was putting them on upside down, / [...] Cf. Shijing 100
The Master said, "It is all over. I have not yet seen one who could perceive his faults, and inwardly accuse himself." [...] Cf. Lunyu 119
I / Increase / Wind and thunder: the image of INCREASE. Thus the superior man: If he sees good, he imitates it; If he [...] Cf. Yijing 42
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
The way is broad like the blue sky, / But no way out before my eye. / I am ashamed to follow those who have no [...] Cf. Tangshi 83
Make forays in fertile country in order to supply your army with food. [...] Cf. Sunzi 196
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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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