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
[...] 2. When the villagers were going through their ceremonies to drive away pestilential influences, he put on his [...] Cf. Lunyu 254
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
Now that the palace-gate has softly closed on its flowers, / Ladies file out to their pavilion of jade, / Abrim [...] Cf. Tangshi 287
On serious ground, I would try to ensure a continuous stream of supplies. On difficult ground, I would keep pushing on [...] Cf. Sunzi 212
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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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