Well fashioned is the bow adorned with horn, / And swift is its recoil. / Brothers and relatives by affinity, / [...] Cf. Shijing 223
The Master said, "When a prince's personal conduct is correct, his government is effective without the issuing of [...] Cf. Lunyu 323
Hsiao Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Small / The wind drives across heaven: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE [...] Cf. Yijing 9
There was something formless yet complete, / That existed before heaven and earth; / Without sound, without substance, [...] Cf. Daodejing 25
Thoughtful elation has no end: / Onward I bear it to whatever come. / And my boat and I, before the evening [...] Cf. Tangshi 23
Sun Tzu said: The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an [...] Cf. Sunzi 41
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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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