Hear the roll of our drums ! / See how we leap about, using our weapons ! / Those do the fieldwork in the [...] Cf. Shijing 31
The Master said, "Filial indeed is Min Tsze-ch'ien! Other people say nothing of him different from the report of his [...] Cf. Lunyu 272
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
Those that would gain what is under heaven by tampering with it - I have seen that they do not succeed. / For that [...] Cf. Daodejing 29
I am lying in a white-lined coat while the spring approaches, / But am thinking only of the White Gate City where [...] Cf. Tangshi 216
In dry, level country, take up an easily accessible position with rising ground to your right and on your rear, so [...] Cf. Sunzi 134
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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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