I would have galloped my horses and whipt them, / Returning to condole with the marquis of Wei. / I would have [...] Cf. Shijing 54
Yen Ch'iû said, "It is not that I do not delight in your doctrines, but my strength is insufficient." The Master said, [...] Cf. Lunyu 132
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
Tao gave birth to the One; the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand. These ten [...] Cf. Daodejing 42
On Wheel Tower parapets night-bugles are blowing, / Though the flag at the northern end hangs limp. / Scouts, [...] Cf. Tangshi 58
With his forces intact he will dispute the mastery of the Empire, and thus, without losing a man, his triumph will be [...] Cf. Sunzi 30
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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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