[There is] his short war carriage ; – / With the ridge-like end of its pole, elegantly bound in five places ; / [...] Cf. Shijing 128
Confucius said, "There are three errors to which they who stand in the presence of a man of virtue and station are [...] Cf. Lunyu 439
Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure / Fire in heaven above: The image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 14
“Kingdoms can only be governed if rules are kept; / Battles can only be won if rules are broken.” / But the adherence [...] Cf. Daodejing 57
O Master, how did the world repay / Your life of long solicitude? – / The Lords of Zou have misprized your [...] Cf. Tangshi 90
We cannot enter into alliance with neighboring princes until we are acquainted with their designs. We are not fit to [...] Cf. Sunzi 215
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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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