That artful boy ! / He will not speak with me ! / But for the sake of you, Sir, / Shall I make myself unable to [...] Cf. Shijing 86
Tsze-yû being governor of Wû-ch'ang, the Master said to him, "Have you got good men there?" He answered, "There is [...] Cf. Lunyu 134
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
What is most perfect seems to have something missing; / Yet its use is unimpaired. / What is most full seems empty; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 45
Though a country be sundered, hills and rivers endure; / And spring comes green again to trees and grasses / [...] Cf. Tangshi 106
Other conditions being equal, if one force is hurled against another ten times its size, the result will be the FLIGHT [...] Cf. Sunzi 164
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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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