In the valleys grows the mother-wort, / But scorched is it in the drier places. / There is a woman forced to [...] Cf. Shijing 69
The Master said, "Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors." [...] Cf. Lunyu 91
T'ai / Peace / Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE. Thus the ruler Divides and completes the course of heaven [...] Cf. Yijing 11
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
In my bed among the woods, grieving that spring must end, / I lifted up the curtain on a pathway of flowers, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 126
These are the five besetting sins of a general, ruinous to the conduct of war. When an army is overthrown and its [...] Cf. Sunzi 130
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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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