Shoes thinly woven of the dolichos fibre, / May be used to walk on the hoarfrost. / The delicate fingers of a [...] Cf. Shijing 107
The Master said, "Without the specious speech of the litanist T'o and the beauty of the prince Châo of Sung, it is [...] Cf. Lunyu 136
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
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
Since Wang Jun brought his towering ships down from Yizhou, / The royal ghost has pined in the city of Nanjing. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 204
In every army, the five developments connected with fire must be known, the movements of the stars calculated, and a [...] Cf. Sunzi 229
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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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