Strong and abundant grow the rushes ; / He discharges [but] one arrow at five wild boars. / Ah ! he is the [...] Cf. Shijing 25
1. When the Master was eating by the side of a mourner, he never ate to the full. [...] [...] Cf. Lunyu 159
Fu / Return (The Turning Point) / Thunder within the earth: The image of THE TURNING POINT. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 24
Those that would gain what is under heaven by tampering with it - I have seen that they do not succeed. / For that [...] Cf. Daodejing 29
As I walk in the cool of the autumn night, / Thinking of you, singing my poem, / I hear a mountain pine-cone [...] Cf. Tangshi 240
Though according to my estimate the soldiers of Yueh exceed our own in number, that shall advantage them nothing in the [...] Cf. Sunzi 84
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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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