How long grows the southernwood, / With the dew lying on it so bright ! / Now that I see my noble men, / My heart [...] Cf. Shijing 173
The duke Ching of Ch'î, with reference to the manner in which he should treat Confucius, said, "I cannot treat him as I [...] Cf. Lunyu 476
Shih / The Army / In the middle of the earth is water: The image of THE ARMY. Thus the superior man increases his [...] Cf. Yijing 7
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
This cloud, that has drifted all day through the sky, / May, like a wanderer, never come back.... / Three [...] Cf. Tangshi 12
When he has penetrated into hostile territory, but to no great distance, it is facile ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 181
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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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