Of generous devotion to the people was duke Liu, / Unable to rest or take his ease [where he was], / He divided and [...] Cf. Shijing 250
The Master said, "Admirable indeed was the virtue of Hûi! With a single bamboo dish of rice, a single gourd dish of [...] Cf. Lunyu 131
Li / The Clinging, Fire / That which is bright rises twice: The image of FIRE. Thus the great man, by perpetuating [...] Cf. Yijing 30
“To remain whole, be twisted!” / To become straight, let yourself be bent. / To become full, be hollow. / Be tattered, [...] Cf. Daodejing 22
My heart has been heavy all day long / Because you have so far to go. / The marriage of a girl, away from her [...] Cf. Tangshi 33
The different measures suited to the nine varieties of ground; When there are means of communication on all four [...] Cf. Sunzi 208
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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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