Those officers of escort, / Have their carriers of lances and halberds. / But these creatures, / With their three [...] Cf. Shijing 151
The Master said, "He who is not in any particular office has nothing to do with plans for the administration of its [...] Cf. Lunyu 373
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
It was when the Great Way declined / That human kindness and morality arose; / It was when intelligence and knowledge [...] Cf. Daodejing 18
The moon goes back to the time of Qin, the wall to the time of Han, / And the road our troops are travelling goes [...] Cf. Tangshi 315
Thus the energy developed by good fighting men is as the momentum of a round stone rolled down a mountain thousands of [...] Cf. Sunzi 73
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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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