Gently blows the east wind, / With cloudy skies and with rain. / [Husband and wife] should strive to be of the [...] Cf. Shijing 35
The Master said, "I will not be concerned at men's not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability." [...] Cf. Lunyu 377
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
It is because every one under Heaven recognizes beauty as beauty, that the idea of ugliness exists. / And equally if [...] Cf. Daodejing 2
Leaning alone in the close bamboos, / I am playing my lute and humming a song / Too softly for anyone to hear [...] Cf. Tangshi 225
On the day they are ordered out to battle, your soldiers may weep, [...] Cf. Sunzi 202
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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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