The dolichos on that high and sloping mound ; – / How wide apart are [now] its joints ! / O ye uncles, / [...] Cf. Shijing 37
The Master said, "If the will be set on virtue, there will be no practice of wickedness." [...] Cf. Lunyu 70
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
When the Emperor sought guidance from wise men, from exiles, / He found no calmer wisdom than that of young Jia / [...] Cf. Tangshi 304
Therefore the skillful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying [...] Cf. Sunzi 29
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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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