The hare is slow and cautious ; / The pheasant plumps into the net. / In the early part of my life, / Time [...] Cf. Shijing 70
1. Chî Tsze-ch'ang said, "In a superior man it is only the substantial qualities which are wanted;– why should we seek [...] Cf. Lunyu 301
K'un / The Receptive / The earth's condition is receptive devotion. Thus the superior man who has breadth of [...] Cf. Yijing 2
Perfect activity leaves no track behind it; / Perfect speech is like a jade-worker whose tool leaves no mark. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 27
The pagoda, rising abruptly from earth, / Reaches to the very Palace of Heaven.... / Climbing, we seem to have [...] Cf. Tangshi 25
Sun Tzu said: In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, as many heavy chariots, [...] Cf. Sunzi 14
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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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