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, "It is virtuous manners which constitute the excellence of a neighborhood. If a man in selecting a [...] Cf. Lunyu 67
Wei Chi / Before Completion / Fire over water: The image of the condition before transition. Thus the superior man is [...] Cf. Yijing 64
If we stop looking for “persons of superior morality” (hsien) to put in power, there will be no more jealousies among [...] Cf. Daodejing 3
Tender orchid-leaves in spring / And cinnamon- blossoms bright in autumn / Are as self- contained as life is, [...] Cf. Tangshi 2
If you are situated at a great distance from the enemy, and the strength of the two armies is equal, it is not easy to [...] Cf. Sunzi 161
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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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