Gently blows the east wind, / With cloudy skies and with rain. / [Husband and wife] should strive to be of the [...] Cf. Shijing 35
The Master said, "The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar." [...] Cf. Lunyu 349
Wu Wang / Innocence (The Unexpected) / Under heaven thunder rolls: All things attain the natural state of [...] Cf. Yijing 25
(To requite injuries with good deeds.) / To allay the main discontent, but only in a manner that will certainly produce [...] Cf. Daodejing 79
When I questioned your pupil, under a pine-tree, / "My teacher," he answered, " went for herbs, / But toward [...] Cf. Tangshi 249
Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions. He who can modify [...] Cf. Sunzi 93
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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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