Large are the fields, and various is the work to be done. / Having selected the seed, and looked after the [...] Cf. Shijing 212
The Master said, "The superior man in everything considers righteousness to be essential. He performs it according to [...] Cf. Lunyu 409
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
True words are not fine-sounding; / Fine-sounding words are not true. / The good man does not prove by argument; / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 81
The war-chariots rattle, / The war-horses whinny. / Each man of you has a bow and a quiver at his belt. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 86
In all fighting, the direct method may be used for joining battle, but indirect methods will be needed in order to [...] Cf. Sunzi 61
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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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