The Yellow ducks fly about, / And are taken with hand-nets and spread-nets. / May our sovereign live for ten [...] Cf. Shijing 216
Tsze-kung said, "The Master's personal displays of his principles and ordinary descriptions of them may be heard. His [...] Cf. Lunyu 105
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
Round a turn of the Qin Fortress winds the Wei River, / And Yellow Mountain foot-hills enclose the Court of China; [...] Cf. Tangshi 179
It is the business of a general to be quiet and thus ensure secrecy; upright and just, and thus maintain order. He [...] Cf. Sunzi 206
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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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