They come full of harmony ; / They are here, in all gravity ; – / The princess assisting, / While the Son of [...] Cf. Shijing 282
Chung-kung asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, "It is, when you go abroad, to behave to every one as if you [...] Cf. Lunyu 295
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
In the days of old those who practiced Tao with success did not, by means of it, enlighten the people, but on the [...] Cf. Daodejing 65
Even in this world the spirit of a hero / Lives and reigns for thousands of years. / You were the firmest of [...] Cf. Tangshi 150
Now the general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought. The general who [...] Cf. Sunzi 13
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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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