Ye locusts, winged tribes, / How harmoniously you collect together ! / Right is it that your descendants / [...] Cf. Shijing 5
The Master said, "I do not open up the truth to one who is not eager to get knowledge, nor help out any one who is not [...] Cf. Lunyu 158
Hêng / Duration / Thunder and wind: the image of DURATION. Thus the superior man stands firm And does not change has [...] Cf. Yijing 32
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
Here, where you spent your three years' exile, / To be mourned in Chu ten thousand years, / Can I trace your [...] Cf. Tangshi 196
HEAVEN signifies night and day, cold and heat, times and seasons. [...] Cf. Sunzi 4
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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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