Do not try to cultivate fields too large ; – / The weeds will only grow luxuriantly. / Do not think of winning [...] Cf. Shijing 102
The Master said, "In serving his parents, a son may remonstrate with them, but gently; when he sees that they do not [...] Cf. Lunyu 84
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
You ask me when I am coming. I do not know. / I dream of your mountains and autumn pools brimming all night with [...] Cf. Tangshi 298
To lift an autumn hair is no sign of great strength; [...] Cf. Sunzi 48
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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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