Solitary stands the russet pear tree, / With its fruit so bright. / The king's business must not be slackly [...] Cf. Shijing 169
Nan Yung was frequently repeating the lines about a white scepter stone. Confucius gave him the daughter of his elder [...] Cf. Lunyu 273
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
As the heavy must be the foundation of the light, / So quietness is lord and master of activity. / Truly, “A man of [...] Cf. Daodejing 26
Now that a candle-shadow stands on the screen of carven marble / And the River of Heaven slants and the morning [...] Cf. Tangshi 303
Knowing the place and the time of the coming battle, we may concentrate from the greatest distances in order to fight. [...] Cf. Sunzi 83
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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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