His great carriage rumbles along, / And his robes of rank glitter like the young sedge. / Do I not think of you ? [...] Cf. Shijing 73
The Master said, "It is all over! I have not seen one who loves virtue as he loves beauty." [...] Cf. Lunyu 404
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
You cannot rule men nor serve heaven unless you have laid up a store; / This “laying up a store” means quickly [...] Cf. Daodejing 59
A seafaring visitor will talk about Japan, / Which waters and mists conceal beyond approach; / But Yueh people [...] Cf. Tangshi 54
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the [...] Cf. Sunzi 42
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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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