There is a solitary russet pear tree, / [But] its leaves are luxuriant. / Alone I walk unbefriended ; – / Is it [...] Cf. Shijing 119
The Master said, "To rule a country of a thousand chariots, there must be reverent attention to business, and [...] Cf. Lunyu 5
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
My words are very easy to understand and very easy to put into practice. Yet no one under heaven understands them; no [...] Cf. Daodejing 70
The pagoda, rising abruptly from earth, / Reaches to the very Palace of Heaven.... / Climbing, we seem to have [...] Cf. Tangshi 25
Fighting with a large army under your command is nowise different from fighting with a small one: it is merely a [...] Cf. Sunzi 59
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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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