Along the highway, / I hold you by the cuff. / Do not hate me ; – / Old intercourse should not be suddenly [...] Cf. Shijing 81
The Master said, "The superior man thinks of virtue; the small man thinks of comfort. The superior man thinks of the [...] Cf. Lunyu 77
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
Push far enough towards the Void, / Hold fast enough to Quietness, / And of the ten thousand things none but can be [...] Cf. Daodejing 16
How gladly I would seek a mountain / If I had enough means to live as a recluse! / For I turn at last from [...] Cf. Tangshi 129
Ground the possession of which imports great advantage to either side, is contentious ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 182
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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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