Fat and large are the stallions, / On the plains of the far-distant borders. / Of those stallions, fat and large, / [...] Cf. Shijing 297
Tsze-kung said, "What I do not wish men to do to me, I also wish not to do to men." The Master said, "Ts'ze, you have [...] Cf. Lunyu 104
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
The strategists have the sayings: “When you doubt your ability to meet the enemy's attack, take the offensive [...] Cf. Daodejing 69
Zhuge's prestige transcends the earth; / There is only reverence for his face; / Yet his will, among the Three [...] Cf. Tangshi 194
The MORAL LAW causes the people to be in complete accord with their ruler, so that they will follow him regardless of [...] Cf. Sunzi 3
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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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