Do not push forward a waggon ; – / You will only raise the dust about yourself. / Do not think of all your [...] Cf. Shijing 206
The Master said, "The superior man is easy to serve and difficult to please. If you try to please him in any way which [...] Cf. Lunyu 342
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
You cannot rule men nor serve heaven unless you have laid up a store; / This “laying up a store” means quickly [...] Cf. Daodejing 59
Where tender grasses rim the stream / And deep boughs trill with mango-birds, / On the spring flood of last [...] Cf. Tangshi 272
If asked how to cope with a great host of the enemy in orderly array and on the point of marching to the attack, I [...] Cf. Sunzi 194
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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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