Clear, and to be preserved bright, / Are the statutes of king Wen. / From the first sacrifice [to him], / Till [...] Cf. Shijing 268
The philosopher Tsang being ill, he cared to him the disciples of his school, and said, "Uncover my feet, uncover my [...] Cf. Lunyu 191
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
Tao gave them birth; / The “power” of Tao reared them, / Shaped them according to their kinds, / Perfected them, giving [...] Cf. Daodejing 51
The Three Kingdoms, divided, have been bound by his greatness. / The Eight-Sided Fortress is founded on his fame; [...] Cf. Tangshi 235
Humble words and increased preparations are signs that the enemy is about to advance. Violent language and driving [...] Cf. Sunzi 144
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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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