Who says that the He is wide ? / With [a bundle of] reeds I can cross it. / Who says that Song is distant ? / [...] Cf. Shijing 61
1. Tsze-chang asked how a man should conduct himself, so as to be everywhere appreciated. / 2. The Master said, "Let [...] Cf. Lunyu 397
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
It acts without action, does without doing, finds flavour in what is flavourless, / Can make the small great and the [...] Cf. Daodejing 63
Mountains cover the white sun, / And oceans drain the golden river; / But you widen your view three hundred [...] Cf. Tangshi 236
Sun Tzu said: There are five ways of attacking with fire. The first is to burn soldiers in their camp; [...] Cf. Sunzi 222
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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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