Heaven, in giving birth to the multitudes of the people, / To every faculty and relationship annexed its law. / The [...] Cf. Shijing 260
The Master said, "It is only the (truly) virtuous man, who can love, or who can hate, others." [...] Cf. Lunyu 69
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
When I questioned your pupil, under a pine-tree, / "My teacher," he answered, " went for herbs, / But toward [...] Cf. Tangshi 249
Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained; fight not unless the [...] Cf. Sunzi 232
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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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