On the moor is the creeping grass, / And how heavily is it loaded with dew ! / There was a beautiful man, / [...] Cf. Shijing 94
The Master said, "If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand." [...] Cf. Lunyu 403
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
Such the scope of the All-pervading Power. / That it alone can act through the Way. / For the Way is a thing [...] Cf. Daodejing 21
Where is the temple of the famous Premier? – / In a deep pine grove near the City of Silk, / With the green [...] Cf. Tangshi 182
Reduce the hostile chiefs by inflicting damage on them; [...] Cf. Sunzi 127
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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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