The first birth of [our] people, / Was from Jiang Yuan. / How did she give birth to [our] people ? / She had [...] Cf. Shijing 245
The Master said, "To those whose talents are above mediocrity, the highest subjects may be announced. To those who are [...] Cf. Lunyu 141
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
Along the wall of the Capital a white-headed crow / Flies to the Gate where Autumn Enters and screams there in the [...] Cf. Tangshi 89
Be subtle! be subtle! and use your spies for every kind of business. [...] Cf. Sunzi 249
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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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