I have brought my offerings, / A ram and a bull. / May Heaven accept them ! / I imitate and follow and observe [...] Cf. Shijing 272
The Master said, "The determined scholar and the man of virtue will not seek to live at the expense of injuring their [...] Cf. Lunyu 400
Fêng / Abundance [Fullness] / Both thunder and lightning come: The image of ABUNDANCE. Thus the superior man decides [...] Cf. Yijing 55
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
Last year you went with your troops to Tibet; / And when your men had vanished beyond the citywall, / News was [...] Cf. Tangshi 151
The spot where we intend to fight must not be made known; for then the enemy will have to prepare against a possible [...] Cf. Sunzi 81
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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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