I pray you, Mr. Zhong, / Do not come leaping into my hamlet ; / Do not break my willow trees. / Do I care for [...] Cf. Shijing 76
The Master said, "If there were (any of the princes) who would employ me, in the course of twelve months, I should have [...] Cf. Lunyu 327
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
Dare I, at my age, accept my summons, / Knowing of the world's ways only wine and song?.... / Over the moon-edged [...] Cf. Tangshi 195
Be subtle! be subtle! and use your spies for every kind of business. [...] Cf. Sunzi 249
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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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