Look at the foot of the Han, / How abundantly grow the hazel and the arrow-thorn ! / Easy and self-possessed was [...] Cf. Shijing 239
The Master said, "The superior man is correctly firm, and not firm merely." [...] Cf. Lunyu 428
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
A misty rain comes blowing with a wind from the east, / And wheels faintly thunder beyond Hibiscus Pool. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 213
To refrain from intercepting an enemy whose banners are in perfect order, to refrain from attacking an army drawn up in [...] Cf. Sunzi 119
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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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