The fretted waters, / Do not carry on their current a bundle of thorns. / Few are our brethren ; / There are only [...] Cf. Shijing 92
Tsze-hsiâ said, "Mourning, having been carried to the utmost degree of grief, should stop with that." [...] Cf. Lunyu 498
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
“To know when one does not know is best. / To think one knows when one does not know is a dire disease. / Only he who [...] Cf. Daodejing 71
I dismount from my horse and I offer you wine, / And I ask you where you are going and why. / And you answer: [...] Cf. Tangshi 13
Hence the skillful fighter puts himself into a position which makes defeat impossible, and does not miss the moment for [...] Cf. Sunzi 51
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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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