They appeared before their sovereign king, / To seek from him the rules [they were to observe]. / With their [...] Cf. Shijing 283
The Master said, "The cautious seldom err." [...] Cf. Lunyu 89
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
“To know when one does not know is best. / To think one knows when one does not know is a dire disease. / Only he who [...] Cf. Daodejing 71
With a blue line of mountains north of the wall, / And east of the city a white curve of water, / Here you must [...] Cf. Tangshi 102
If the enemy leaves a door open, you must rush in. Forestall your opponent by seizing what he holds dear, [...] Cf. Sunzi 220
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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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