Along those raised banks of the Ru, / I cut down the branches and slender stems. / While I could not see my [...] Cf. Shijing 10
The Master said, "To be poor without murmuring is difficult. To be rich without being proud is easy." [...] Cf. Lunyu 357
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
To understand others is to have knowledge; / To understand oneself is to be illumined. / To conquer others needs [...] Cf. Daodejing 33
This night to the west of the river-brim / There is not one cloud in the whole blue sky, / As I watch from my [...] Cf. Tangshi 104
When he utilizes combined energy, his fighting men become as it were like unto rolling logs or stones. For it is the [...] Cf. Sunzi 72
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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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