Of the peach trees in the garden, / The fruit may be used as food. / My heart is grieved, / And I play and sing. [...] Cf. Shijing 109
The Master said, "Perfect is the virtue which is according to the Constant Mean! Rare for a long time has been its [...] Cf. Lunyu 149
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
Those that would gain what is under heaven by tampering with it - I have seen that they do not succeed. / For that [...] Cf. Daodejing 29
There seems to be no one on the empty mountain.... / And yet I think I hear a voice, / Where sunlight, entering [...] Cf. Tangshi 224
Sun Tzu said: We come now to the question of encamping the army, and observing signs of the enemy. Pass quickly over [...] Cf. Sunzi 131
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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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