[Those] lamb-skins and sheep-skins, / With their five braidings of white silk ! / They have retired from the [...] Cf. Shijing 18
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
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
To your hermitage here on the top of the mountain / I have climbed, without stopping, these ten miles. / I have [...] Cf. Tangshi 22
A whole army may be robbed of its spirit; [...] Cf. Sunzi 114
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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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