Ling-ling go the hounds ; – / Their master is admirable and kind. / / There go the hounds with their double [...] Cf. Shijing 103
The Master said, "The mind of the superior man is conversant with righteousness; the mind of the mean man is conversant [...] Cf. Lunyu 82
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
Who is lovelier than she? / Yet she lives alone in an empty valley. / She tells me she came from a good family [...] Cf. Tangshi 10
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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