How long grows the southernwood, / With the dew lying on it so bright ! / Now that I see my noble men, / My heart [...] Cf. Shijing 173
Chî K'ang asked Confucius about government. Confucius replied, "To govern means to rectify. If you lead on the people [...] Cf. Lunyu 310
Kou / Coming to Meet / Under heaven, wind: The image of COMING TO MEET. Thus does the prince act when disseminating [...] Cf. Yijing 44
If we stop looking for “persons of superior morality” (hsien) to put in power, there will be no more jealousies among [...] Cf. Daodejing 3
You were foreordained to find the source. / Now, tracing your way as in a dream / There where the sea floats up [...] Cf. Tangshi 138
Sun Tzu said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign. Having collected an army and concentrated [...] Cf. Sunzi 94
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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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