Profoundly wise were [the lords of] Shang, / And long had there appeared the omens [of their dignity ]. / When the [...] Cf. Shijing 304
Confucius said, "The superior man has nine things which are subjects with him of thoughtful consideration. In regard to [...] Cf. Lunyu 443
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
Fame or one's own self, which matters to one most? / One's own self or things bought, which should count most? / In the [...] Cf. Daodejing 44
In the Fourth-month the south wind blows plains of yellow barley, / Date-flowers have not faded yet and [...] Cf. Tangshi 48
Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory: 1) He will win who knows when to fight and when not to [...] Cf. Sunzi 39
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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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