He has many carriages, giving forth their Lin-Lin ; / He has horses with their white foreheads. / Before we can see [...] Cf. Shijing 126
Tsze-hsiâ said, "Even in inferior studies and employments there is something worth being looked at; but if it be [...] Cf. Lunyu 488
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
Between wei and o / What after all is the difference? / Can it be compared to the difference between good and bad? / [...] Cf. Daodejing 20
The woods have stored the rain, and slow comes the smoke / As rice is cooked on faggots and carried to the fields; [...] Cf. Tangshi 180
Hostile armies may face each other for years, striving for the victory which is decided in a single day. This being so, [...] Cf. Sunzi 238
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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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