Do not try to cultivate fields too large ; – / The weeds will only grow luxuriantly. / Do not think of winning [...] Cf. Shijing 102
1. The Master said, "Ah! it is Yû, who could with half a word settle litigations!" / 2. Tsze-lû never slept over a [...] Cf. Lunyu 305
T'ai / Peace / Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE. Thus the ruler Divides and completes the course of heaven [...] Cf. Yijing 11
As for the things that from of old have understood the Whole — / The sky through such understanding remains limpid, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 39
I ponder on the poem of The Precious Dagger. / My road has wound through many years. / ...Now yellow leaves are [...] Cf. Tangshi 157
Ground which forms the key to three contiguous states, is a ground of intersecting highways. [...] Cf. Sunzi 184
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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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