There in the oozy grounds of the Fen, / They gather the sorrel. / That officer, / Is elegant beyond measure. / [...] Cf. Shijing 108
1. "When the love of superiority, boasting, resentments, and covetousness are repressed, this may be deemed perfect [...] Cf. Lunyu 348
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
In twelve chambers the ladies, decked for the day, / Peer afar for their lord from their Fairy-View Lodge; / [...] Cf. Tangshi 221
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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