Strong and abundant grow the rushes ; / He discharges [but] one arrow at five wild boars. / Ah ! he is the [...] Cf. Shijing 25
The Master said, "Though a man may be able to recite the three hundred odes, yet if, when intrusted with a governmental [...] Cf. Lunyu 322
K'un / Oppression (Exhaustion) / There is no water in the lake: The image of EXHAUSTION. Thus the superior man stakes [...] Cf. Yijing 47
If we stop looking for “persons of superior morality” (hsien) to put in power, there will be no more jealousies among [...] Cf. Daodejing 3
While the autumn moon is pouring full / On a thousand night-levels among towns and villages, / There meet by [...] Cf. Tangshi 144
To ensure that your whole host may withstand the brunt of the enemy's attack and remain unshaken - this is effected by [...] Cf. Sunzi 60
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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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