Who can say that you have no sheep ? / There are three hundred in [each] herd. / Who says that you have no cattle ? [...] Cf. Shijing 190
The Master said, "When a man may be spoken with, not to speak to him is to err in reference to the man. When a man may [...] Cf. Lunyu 399
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
As the heavy must be the foundation of the light, / So quietness is lord and master of activity. / Truly, “A man of [...] Cf. Daodejing 26
Ten thousand ranges and valleys approach the Jing Gate / And the village in which the Lady of Light was born and [...] Cf. Tangshi 192
We cannot enter into alliance with neighboring princes until we are acquainted with their designs. We are not fit to [...] Cf. Sunzi 215
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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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