The first birth of [our] people, / Was from Jiang Yuan. / How did she give birth to [our] people ? / She had [...] Cf. Shijing 245
The Master said, "He who is not in any particular office has nothing to do with plans for the administration of its [...] Cf. Lunyu 202
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
Tao is eternal, but has no fame (name); / The Uncarved Block, though seemingly of small account, / Is greater than [...] Cf. Daodejing 32
In a happy reign there should be no hermits; / The wise and able should consult together.... / So you, a man of [...] Cf. Tangshi 14
There are roads which must not be followed, [...] Cf. Sunzi 124
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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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