Among their ten acres, / The mulberry-planters stand idly about. / ' Come, ' [says one to another], ' I will go [...] Cf. Shijing 111
The Master said, "The full observance of the rules of propriety in serving one's prince is accounted by people to be [...] Cf. Lunyu 58
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
In the days of old those who practiced Tao with success did not, by means of it, enlighten the people, but on the [...] Cf. Daodejing 65
Farther and farther from the three Ba Roads, / I have come three thousand miles, anxious and watchful, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 165
All armies prefer high ground to low, and this will spell victory. [...] Cf. Sunzi 136
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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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