At the conjunction [of the sun and moon] in the tenth month, / On the first day of the moon, which was Xin-mao, / [...] Cf. Shijing 193
The Master said, "Châu had the advantage of viewing the two past dynasties. How complete and elegant are its [...] Cf. Lunyu 54
Shih / The Army / In the middle of the earth is water: The image of THE ARMY. Thus the superior man increases his [...] Cf. Yijing 7
He who by Tao purposes to help a ruler of men / Will oppose all conquest by force of arms; / For such things are wont [...] Cf. Daodejing 30
This constellation, with its seven high stars, / Is Ge Shu lifting his sword in the night: / And no more [...] Cf. Tangshi 252
In respect of military method, we have, firstly, Measurement; secondly, Estimation of quantity; thirdly, Calculation; [...] Cf. Sunzi 54
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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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