Yes, [all about] that southern hill, / Was made manageable by Yu. / Its plains and marshes being opened up, / It [...] Cf. Shijing 210
1. Chung-kung, being chief minister to the head of the Chi family, asked about government. The Master said, "Employ [...] Cf. Lunyu 319
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
I sit here alone, mourning for us both. / How many years do I lack now of my threescore and ten? / There have [...] Cf. Tangshi 207
Therefore the skillful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying [...] Cf. Sunzi 29
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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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