The husband's to their old age, / In her headdress, and the cross-pins, with their six jewels ; / Easy and [...] Cf. Shijing 47
1. Tsze-kung asked about government. The Master said, "The requisites of government are that there be sufficiency of [...] Cf. Lunyu 300
Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure / Fire in heaven above: The image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 14
“Kingdoms can only be governed if rules are kept; / Battles can only be won if rules are broken.” / But the adherence [...] Cf. Daodejing 57
From the temple, deep in its tender bamboos, / Comes the low sound of an evening bell, / While the hat of a [...] Cf. Tangshi 237
Sun Tzu said: Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight; whoever is [...] Cf. Sunzi 74
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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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