Thickly they spread about, the dolichos creepers, / On the borders of the He. / For ever separated from my [...] Cf. Shijing 71
The Master said, "The years of parents may by no means not be kept in the memory, as an occasion at once for joy and [...] Cf. Lunyu 87
Hsien / Influence (Wooing) / A lake on the mountain: The image of influence. Thus the superior man encourages people [...] Cf. Yijing 31
Fine weapons are none the less ill-omened things. (people despise them, therefore, those in possession of the Tao do [...] Cf. Daodejing 31
Far off in Fuzhou she is watching the moonlight, / Watching it alone from the window of her chamber- / For our [...] Cf. Tangshi 105
1) When fire breaks out inside to enemy's camp, respond at once with an attack from without. 2) If there is an [...] Cf. Sunzi 227
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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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