Splendid are the flowers, / And the leaves are luxuriant. / I see these princes, / And my heart is entirely [...] Cf. Shijing 214
The Master said, "If a truly royal ruler were to arise, it would still require a generation, and then virtue would [...] Cf. Lunyu 329
T'ai / Peace / Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE. Thus the ruler Divides and completes the course of heaven [...] Cf. Yijing 11
“To remain whole, be twisted!” / To become straight, let yourself be bent. / To become full, be hollow. / Be tattered, [...] Cf. Daodejing 22
This night to the west of the river-brim / There is not one cloud in the whole blue sky, / As I watch from my [...] Cf. Tangshi 104
The onset of troops is like the rush of a torrent which will even roll stones along in its course. The quality of [...] Cf. Sunzi 64
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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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