The men of Qing are in Peng ; / The chariot with its team in mail ever moves about ; / The two spears in it, with [...] Cf. Shijing 79
[...] 4. When the prince's order called him, without waiting for his carriage to be yoked, he went at once. [...] Cf. Lunyu 260
Ta Kuo / Preponderance of the Great / The lake rises above the trees: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 28
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
The Mother of Heaven, in her window by the Jade Pool, / Hears The Yellow Bamboo Song shaking the whole earth. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 302
When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and their ardor [...] Cf. Sunzi 15
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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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