Brilliant are the flowers, / On those level heights and the low grounds. / Complete and alert is the messenger, [...] Cf. Shijing 163
The Master said, "Hûi gives me no assistance. There is nothing that I say in which he does not delight." [...] Cf. Lunyu 271
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
Tao never does; / Yet through it all things are done. / If the barons and kings would but possess themselves of it, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 37
When the Emperor sought guidance from wise men, from exiles, / He found no calmer wisdom than that of young Jia / [...] Cf. Tangshi 304
If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are [...] Cf. Sunzi 201
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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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