There in the oozy grounds of the Fen, / They gather the sorrel. / That officer, / Is elegant beyond measure. / [...] Cf. Shijing 108
Chî K'ang, distressed about the number of thieves in the state, inquired of Confucius how to do away with them. [...] Cf. Lunyu 311
Sun / The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind) / Winds following one upon the other: The image of THE GENTLY [...] Cf. Yijing 57
When the man of highest capacities hears Tao / He does his best to put it into practice. / When the man of middling [...] Cf. Daodejing 41
Lying on a high seat in the south study, / We have lifted the curtain-and we see the rising moon / Brighten [...] Cf. Tangshi 21
Sun Tzu said: The art of war recognizes nine varieties of ground: 1) Dispersive ground; 2) facile ground; 3) [...] Cf. Sunzi 179
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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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