Fresh and bright is the New Tower, / On the waters of the He, wide and deep. / A pleasant, genial mate she [...] Cf. Shijing 43
The Master said, "Yû, those who know virtue are few." [...] Cf. Lunyu 395
K'un / Oppression (Exhaustion) / There is no water in the lake: The image of EXHAUSTION. Thus the superior man stakes [...] Cf. Yijing 47
When the ruler looks repressed the people will be happy and satisfied; / When the rule looks lively and self-assured [...] Cf. Daodejing 58
As the years go by, give me but peace, / Freedom from ten thousand matters. / I ask myself and always answer: [...] Cf. Tangshi 119
SURVIVING SPIES, finally, are those who bring back news from the enemy's camp. [...] Cf. Sunzi 247
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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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