His bells ring out jiang-jiang, / While the waters of the Huai go sweeping on ; / Sad is my heart and wouded. / [...] Cf. Shijing 208
The Master said, "The superior man cannot be known in little matters; but he may be intrusted with great concerns. The [...] Cf. Lunyu 425
T'ai / Peace / Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE. Thus the ruler Divides and completes the course of heaven [...] Cf. Yijing 11
The Way is like an empty vessel / That yet may be drawn from / Without ever needing to be filled. / It is bottomless; [...] Cf. Daodejing 4
Thinking only of their vow that they would crush the Tartars- - / On the desert, clad in sable and silk, five [...] Cf. Tangshi 309
Hence the experienced soldier, once in motion, is never bewildered; once he has broken camp, he is never at a loss. [...] Cf. Sunzi 177
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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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