Solitary stands the russet pear tree, / With its fruit so bright. / The king's business must not be slackly [...] Cf. Shijing 169
The Master said, "The superior man cannot be known in little matters; but he may be intrusted with great concerns. The [...] Cf. Lunyu 425
Pi / Grace / Fire at the foot of the mountain: The image of GRACE. Thus does the superior man proceed When clearing up [...] Cf. Yijing 22
Great Tao is like a boat that drifts; / It can go this way; it can go that. / The ten thousand creatures owe their [...] Cf. Daodejing 34
Preparing me chicken and rice, old friend, / You entertain me at your farm. / We watch the green trees that [...] Cf. Tangshi 128
Thus the energy developed by good fighting men is as the momentum of a round stone rolled down a mountain thousands of [...] Cf. Sunzi 73
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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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