Ye, brilliant and accomplished princess, / Have conferred on me this happiness. / Your favours to me are without [...] Cf. Shijing 269
Tsze-chang asked Confucius about perfect virtue. Confucius said, "To be able to practice five things everywhere under [...] Cf. Lunyu 453
P'i / Standstill [Stagnation] / Heaven and earth do not unite: The image of STANDSTILL. Thus the superior man falls [...] Cf. Yijing 12
When the ruler looks repressed the people will be happy and satisfied; / When the rule looks lively and self-assured [...] Cf. Daodejing 58
Her jade-green alcove curtained thick with silk, / Her vermilion screen with its pattern of flowers, / Her [...] Cf. Tangshi 307
With regard to NARROW PASSES, if you can occupy them first, let them be strongly garrisoned and await the advent of the [...] Cf. Sunzi 159
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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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