In the sixth month all was bustle and excitement. / The war carriages had been made ready, / With the four steeds [...] Cf. Shijing 177
1. The Duke Ai asked which of the disciples loved to learn. / 2. Confucius replied to him, "There was Yen Hûi; HE loved [...] Cf. Lunyu 123
Ku / Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay] / The wind blows low on the mountain: The image of DECAY. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 18
It was when the Great Way declined / That human kindness and morality arose; / It was when intelligence and knowledge [...] Cf. Daodejing 18
I face, high over this enchanted lodge, the Court of the Five Cities of Heaven, / And I see a countryside blue and [...] Cf. Tangshi 200
Sun Tzu said: There are five ways of attacking with fire. The first is to burn soldiers in their camp; [...] Cf. Sunzi 222
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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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