They flit about, the green-beaks, / With their variegated wings. / To be rejoiced in are these princes ! / May [...] Cf. Shijing 215
Tsze-kung asked, saying, "What do you say of a man who is loved by all the people of his neighborhood?" The Master [...] Cf. Lunyu 341
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
As for the things that from of old have understood the Whole — / The sky through such understanding remains limpid, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 39
Long divided by river and sea, / For years we two have failed to meet – / And suddenly to find you seems like [...] Cf. Tangshi 147
A whole army may be robbed of its spirit; [...] Cf. Sunzi 114
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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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