The peach tree is young and elegant ; / Brilliant are its flowers. / This young lady is going to her future [...] Cf. Shijing 6
Tsze-kung said, "What I do not wish men to do to me, I also wish not to do to men." The Master said, "Ts'ze, you have [...] Cf. Lunyu 104
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
Every one under heaven says that our Way is greatly like folly. But it is just because it is great, that it seems like [...] Cf. Daodejing 67
From the walls of Baidi high in the coloured dawn / To Jiangling by night-fall is three hundred miles, / Yet [...] Cf. Tangshi 269
If you are situated at a great distance from the enemy, and the strength of the two armies is equal, it is not easy to [...] Cf. Sunzi 161
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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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