Hear the roll of our drums ! / See how we leap about, using our weapons ! / Those do the fieldwork in the [...] Cf. Shijing 31
The Master said, "The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue." [...] Cf. Lunyu 344
Wei Chi / Before Completion / Fire over water: The image of the condition before transition. Thus the superior man is [...] Cf. Yijing 64
Perfect activity leaves no track behind it; / Perfect speech is like a jade-worker whose tool leaves no mark. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 27
The pagoda, rising abruptly from earth, / Reaches to the very Palace of Heaven.... / Climbing, we seem to have [...] Cf. Tangshi 25
Sun Tzu said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign. Having collected an army and concentrated [...] Cf. Sunzi 94
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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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