In the wild there is a dead antelope, / And it is wrapped up with the white grass. / There is a young lady [...] Cf. Shijing 23
Chî K'ang asked Confucius about government, saying, "What do you say to killing the unprincipled for the good of the [...] Cf. Lunyu 312
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
Tao never does; / Yet through it all things are done. / If the barons and kings would but possess themselves of it, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 37
A fisherman is drifting, enjoying the spring mountains, / And the peach-trees on both banks lead him to an ancient [...] Cf. Tangshi 78
On serious ground, I would try to ensure a continuous stream of supplies. On difficult ground, I would keep pushing on [...] Cf. Sunzi 212
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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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