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PITHY QUOTE FROM Chinese Philosophy

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Now arms, however beautiful, are instruments of evil omen, hateful, it may be said, to all creatures. Therefore they who have the Dao do not like to employ them.

Chinese Philosophy: Dao de Ching, section 31

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Chinese Classics I: Philosophy

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ISBN: 978-1-57085-267-1

Language: Chinese, English Translation

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This Past Masters edition does not includes James Legge's notes and scholarly apparatus. We plan to add this apparatus at a later date.