There is the lady in the carriage [with him], / With the countenance like the flower of the ephermeral hedge-tree. / [...] Cf. Shijing 83
1. The Master said, "It is by the Odes that the mind is aroused. / 2. "It is by the Rules of Propriety that the [...] Cf. Lunyu 196
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
'He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; / He who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest.” / He [...] Cf. Daodejing 24
From a pot of wine among the flowers / I drank alone. There was no one with me – / Till, raising my cup, I [...] Cf. Tangshi 6
Ground on which each side has liberty of movement is open ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 183
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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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