Clear, and to be preserved bright, / Are the statutes of king Wen. / From the first sacrifice [to him], / Till [...] Cf. Shijing 268
Tsze-hsiâ said, "He, who from day to day recognizes what he has not yet, and from month to month does not forget what [...] Cf. Lunyu 489
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
Fame or one's own self, which matters to one most? / One's own self or things bought, which should count most? / In the [...] Cf. Daodejing 44
Against the City of the Yellow Dragon / Our troops were sent long years ago, / And girls here watch the same [...] Cf. Tangshi 95
These are six ways of courting defeat, which must be carefully noted by the general who has attained a responsible [...] Cf. Sunzi 169
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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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