The reeds and rushes are deeply green, / And the white dew is turned into hoarfrost. / The man of whom I think, / [...] Cf. Shijing 129
The Master said, "In archery it is not going through the leather which is the principal thing;– because people's [...] Cf. Lunyu 56
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
What is most perfect seems to have something missing; / Yet its use is unimpaired. / What is most full seems empty; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 45
You ask me when I am coming. I do not know. / I dream of your mountains and autumn pools brimming all night with [...] Cf. Tangshi 298
The general who is skilled in defense hides in the most secret recesses of the earth; Thus on the one hand we have [...] Cf. Sunzi 46
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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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