High and large is the south hill, / And a male fox is on it, solitary and suspicious. / The way to Lu is easy and [...] Cf. Shijing 101
The Master said, "The superior man is correctly firm, and not firm merely." [...] Cf. Lunyu 428
Ta Kuo / Preponderance of the Great / The lake rises above the trees: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 28
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
What shall I say of the Great Peak? – / The ancient dukedoms are everywhere green, / Inspired and stirred by [...] Cf. Tangshi 8
Hence the use of spies, of whom there are five classes: 1) Local spies; 2) inward spies; 3) converted spies; 4) doomed [...] Cf. Sunzi 241
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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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