In the seventh month, the Fire Star passes the meridian ; / In the 9th month, clothes are given out. / In the days [...] Cf. Shijing 154
The Master said, "The student of virtue has no contentions. If it be said he cannot avoid them, shall this be in [...] Cf. Lunyu 47
Ching / The Well / Water over wood: the image of THE WELL. Thus the superior man encourages the people at their [...] Cf. Yijing 48
He who by Tao purposes to help a ruler of men / Will oppose all conquest by force of arms; / For such things are wont [...] Cf. Daodejing 30
The mountains are cold and blue now / And the autumn waters have run all day. / By my thatch door, leaning on [...] Cf. Tangshi 115
Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety [...] Cf. Sunzi 91
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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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