Very grand is the mountain of Liang, / Which was made cultivable by Yu. / Bright it is the way from it, / [Along [...] Cf. Shijing 261
The Master said, "Those whose courses are different cannot lay plans for one another." [...] Cf. Lunyu 431
Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden / Thunder over the lake: The image of THE MARRYING MAIDEN. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 54
Ruling a large kingdom is indeed like cooking small fish. / They who by Tao all that is under heaven did not let an [...] Cf. Daodejing 60
How gladly I would seek a mountain / If I had enough means to live as a recluse! / For I turn at last from [...] Cf. Tangshi 129
Thus the highest form of generalship is to balk the enemy's plans; and the worst policy of all is to besiege walled [...] Cf. Sunzi 26
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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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