Large rats ! Large rats ! / Do not eat our millet. / Three years have we had to do with you, / And you have not [...] Cf. Shijing 113
The Master said, "He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good." [...] Cf. Lunyu 367
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
A large kingdom must be like the low ground towards which all streams flows down. It must be a point towards which all [...] Cf. Daodejing 61
I go in a dream to the house of Xie / Through a zigzag porch with arching rails / To a court where the spring [...] Cf. Tangshi 310
1) When fire breaks out inside to enemy's camp, respond at once with an attack from without. 2) If there is an [...] Cf. Sunzi 227
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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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