Gently blows the east wind, / With cloudy skies and with rain. / [Husband and wife] should strive to be of the [...] Cf. Shijing 35
The Master said, "Do you think, my disciples, that I have any concealments? I conceal nothing from you. There is [...] Cf. Lunyu 174
Hsien / Influence (Wooing) / A lake on the mountain: The image of influence. Thus the superior man encourages people [...] Cf. Yijing 31
Perfect activity leaves no track behind it; / Perfect speech is like a jade-worker whose tool leaves no mark. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 27
When the moon has coloured half the house, / With the North Star at its height and the South Star setting, / I [...] Cf. Tangshi 275
Carefully study the well-being of your men, and devise unfathomable plans. [...] Cf. Sunzi 197
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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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