Take the pool-water from a distance ; / Draw it into one vessel and let it flow to another, / And it may be used to [...] Cf. Shijing 251
The Master said, "The silent treasuring up of knowledge; learning without satiety; and instructing others without being [...] Cf. Lunyu 152
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
Heaven's way is like the bending of a bow. When a bow is bent the top comes down and the bottom-end comes up. / / So [...] Cf. Daodejing 77
Lakka-trees ripen two by two / And mandarin-ducks die side by side. / If a true-hearted girl will love only her [...] Cf. Tangshi 44
On hemmed-in ground, I would block any way of retreat. [...] Cf. Sunzi 213
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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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