The people indeed are heavily burdened, / But perhaps a little ease may be got for them. / Let us cherish this [...] Cf. Shijing 253
The duke Ching of Ch'î, with reference to the manner in which he should treat Confucius, said, "I cannot treat him as I [...] Cf. Lunyu 476
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
After rain the empty mountain / Stands autumnal in the evening, / Moonlight in its groves of pine, / Stones [...] Cf. Tangshi 116
There is a proper season for making attacks with fire, and special days for starting a conflagration. [...] Cf. Sunzi 224
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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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