Cold are the wind and the rain, / And shrilly crows the cock. / But I have seen my husband, / And should I but [...] Cf. Shijing 90
The Master said, "The commander of the forces of a large state may be carried off, but the will of even a common man [...] Cf. Lunyu 235
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
With this cold night-rain hiding the river, you have come into Wu. / In the level dawn, all alone, you will be [...] Cf. Tangshi 264
The skillful soldier does not raise a second levy, neither are his supply-wagons loaded more than twice. [...] Cf. Sunzi 18
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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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