In his silken robes, clear and bright, / With his cap on his head, looking so respectful, / From the hall he goes [...] Cf. Shijing 292
Fan Ch'ih asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, "It is, in retirement, to be sedately grave; in the management [...] Cf. Lunyu 336
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
The impunity of things fraught with the “power” / May be likened to that of an infant. / Poisonous insects do not sting [...] Cf. Daodejing 55
It's a long way home, a long way east. / I am old and my sleeve is wet with tears. / We meet on horseback. I [...] Cf. Tangshi 270
The general who is skilled in defense hides in the most secret recesses of the earth; Thus on the one hand we have [...] Cf. Sunzi 46
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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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