At the conjunction [of the sun and moon] in the tenth month, / On the first day of the moon, which was Xin-mao, / [...] Cf. Shijing 193
The Master said, "Abroad, to serve the high ministers and nobles; at home, to serve one's father and elder brothers; in [...] Cf. Lunyu 225
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
Where a yellow river climbs to the white clouds, / Near the one city-wall among ten-thousand-foot mountains, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 316
Hence the saying: One may KNOW how to conquer without being able to DO it. [...] Cf. Sunzi 44
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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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