On the mountain is the mulberry tree ; / In the marshes is the lotus flower. / I do not see Zidu, / But I see [...] Cf. Shijing 84
The Master said, "He who aims to be a man of complete virtue in his food does not seek to gratify his appetite, nor in [...] Cf. Lunyu 14
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
“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
Preparing me chicken and rice, old friend, / You entertain me at your farm. / We watch the green trees that [...] Cf. Tangshi 128
Sun Tzu said: The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question [...] Cf. Sunzi 58
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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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