In long trains ever increasing grow the gourds. / When [our] people first sprang, / From the country about the Ju [...] Cf. Shijing 237
There were four things which the Master taught, – letters, ethics, devotion of soul, and truthfulness. [...] Cf. Lunyu 175
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
Given a small country with few inhabitants, he could bring it about that through there should be among the people [...] Cf. Daodejing 80
While my little boat moves on its mooring of mist, / And daylight wanes, old memories begin.... / How wide the [...] Cf. Tangshi 231
Now a soldier's spirit is keenest in the morning; by noonday it has begun to flag; and in the evening, his mind is [...] Cf. Sunzi 115
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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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