Splendid are the flowers, / And the leaves are luxuriant. / I see these princes, / And my heart is entirely [...] Cf. Shijing 214
The Master said, "The full observance of the rules of propriety in serving one's prince is accounted by people to be [...] Cf. Lunyu 58
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
Stretch a bow to the very full, / And you will wish you had stopped in time; / Temper a sword-edge to its very [...] Cf. Daodejing 9
A lady of the palace these twenty years, / She has lived here a thousand miles from her home- / Yet ask her for [...] Cf. Tangshi 247
There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general: 1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction; [...] Cf. Sunzi 129
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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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