When he planned the commencement of the marvellous tower, / He planned it, and defined it ; / And the people in [...] Cf. Shijing 242
The Master said, "Since I cannot get men pursuing the due medium, to whom I might communicate my instructions, I must [...] Cf. Lunyu 338
Ts'ui / Gathering Together [Massing] / Over the earth, the lake: The image of GATHERING TOGETHER. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 45
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
Against the City of the Yellow Dragon / Our troops were sent long years ago, / And girls here watch the same [...] Cf. Tangshi 95
Reduce the hostile chiefs by inflicting damage on them; [...] Cf. Sunzi 127
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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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