Of generous devotion to the people was duke Liu, / Unable to rest or take his ease [where he was], / He divided and [...] Cf. Shijing 250
The border warden at I requested to be introduced to the Master, saying, "When men of superior virtue have come to [...] Cf. Lunyu 64
Shih / The Army / In the middle of the earth is water: The image of THE ARMY. Thus the superior man increases his [...] Cf. Yijing 7
Great Tao is like a boat that drifts; / It can go this way; it can go that. / The ten thousand creatures owe their [...] Cf. Daodejing 34
The Emperor has sent for Lady Guoguo. / In the morning, riding toward the palace-gate, / Disdainful of the [...] Cf. Tangshi 285
Thus, to take a long and circuitous route, after enticing the enemy out of the way, and though starting after him, to [...] Cf. Sunzi 96
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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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