Alas for me, who am [as] a little child, / On whom has devolved the unsettled State ! / Solitary am I and full of [...] Cf. Shijing 286
The Master said, "They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to [...] Cf. Lunyu 140
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
To understand others is to have knowledge; / To understand oneself is to be illumined. / To conquer others needs [...] Cf. Daodejing 33
The courier will depart next day, she's told. / She sews a warrior's gown all night. / Her fingers feel the [...] Cf. Tangshi 42
Maneuvering with an army is advantageous; with an undisciplined multitude, most dangerous. [...] Cf. Sunzi 97
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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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