Yao-yao went the grass-insects, / And the hoppers sprang about. / While I do not see my lord, / My [...] Cf. Shijing 14
The Master said, "Mang Chih-fan does not boast of his merit. Being in the rear on an occasion of flight, when they were [...] Cf. Lunyu 135
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
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
The mountain-light suddenly fails in the west, / In the east from the lake the slow moon rises. / I loosen my [...] Cf. Tangshi 19
Thus one who is skillful at keeping the enemy on the move maintains deceitful appearances, according to which the enemy [...] Cf. Sunzi 70
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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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