Let the brilliant white colt, / Feed on the young growth of my vegetable garden. / Tether it by the foot, tie it by [...] Cf. Shijing 186
Tsze-chang asked Confucius about perfect virtue. Confucius said, "To be able to practice five things everywhere under [...] Cf. Lunyu 453
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
There are faint green mountains and far green waters, / And grasses in this river region not yet faded by autumn; [...] Cf. Tangshi 292
If we know that the enemy is open to attack, and also know that our men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware [...] Cf. Sunzi 176
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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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