In your lamb's fur you saunter about ; / In your fox's fur you hold your court. / How should I not think anxiously [...] Cf. Shijing 146
The Master said, "To those whose talents are above mediocrity, the highest subjects may be announced. To those who are [...] Cf. Lunyu 141
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
As for the things that from of old have understood the Whole — / The sky through such understanding remains limpid, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 39
As the years go by, give me but peace, / Freedom from ten thousand matters. / I ask myself and always answer: [...] Cf. Tangshi 119
To be near the goal while the enemy is still far from it, to wait at ease while the enemy is toiling and struggling, to [...] Cf. Sunzi 118
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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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