Worn out is the basket at the dam, / And the fishes are the bream and the Guan, / The daughter of Qi has returned, [...] Cf. Shijing 104
Confucius said, "The revenue of the state has left the ducal house now for five generations. The government has been in [...] Cf. Lunyu 436
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
When the ruler looks repressed the people will be happy and satisfied; / When the rule looks lively and self-assured [...] Cf. Daodejing 58
The war-chariots rattle, / The war-horses whinny. / Each man of you has a bow and a quiver at his belt. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 86
Hence it is not enough to put one's trust in the tethering of horses, and the burying of chariot wheels in the ground [...] Cf. Sunzi 205
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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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