Abundant is the growth of the yu and the pu, / Supplying firewood ; yea, stores of it. / Elegant and dignified was [...] Cf. Shijing 238
The Master said, "Those who are without virtue cannot abide long either in a condition of poverty and hardship, or in a [...] Cf. Lunyu 68
Hsien / Influence (Wooing) / A lake on the mountain: The image of influence. Thus the superior man encourages people [...] Cf. Yijing 31
What is of all things most yielding / Can overwhelm that which is of all things most hard. / Being substanceless it can [...] Cf. Daodejing 43
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
Now an army is exposed to six several calamities, not arising from natural causes, but from faults for which the [...] Cf. Sunzi 163
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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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