Wet lay the dew on the path : – / Might I not [have walked there] in the early dawn ? / But I said there was [...] Cf. Shijing 17
The three families used the YUNG ode, while the vessels were being removed, at the conclusion of the sacrifice. The [...] Cf. Lunyu 42
Hsiao Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Small / The wind drives across heaven: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE [...] Cf. Yijing 9
True words are not fine-sounding; / Fine-sounding words are not true. / The good man does not prove by argument; / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 81
With twilight passing her silken window, / She weeps alone in her chamber of gold / For spring is departing [...] Cf. Tangshi 276
Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety [...] Cf. Sunzi 91
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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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