Tall and strong grows the young millet, / Fattened by the genial rains. / Very long was our journey to the south, / [...] Cf. Shijing 227
Tsze-kung said, "What I do not wish men to do to me, I also wish not to do to men." The Master said, "Ts'ze, you have [...] Cf. Lunyu 104
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
The man of highest “power” does not reveal himself as a possessor of “power”; / Therefore he keeps his “power”. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 38
"Tell me, where do you live? – / Near here, by the fishing-pool? / Let's hold our boats together, let's see / [...] Cf. Tangshi 253
The different measures suited to the nine varieties of ground; When there are means of communication on all four [...] Cf. Sunzi 208
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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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