There is that little oriole, / Resting on a bend of the mound. / The way is distant, / And I am very much [...] Cf. Shijing 230
The Master was wishing Ch'î-tiâo K'âi to enter an official employment. He replied, "I am not yet able to rest in the [...] Cf. Lunyu 98
Chieh / Limitation / Water over lake: the image of LIMITATION. Thus the superior man Creates number and [...] Cf. Yijing 60
“To know when one does not know is best. / To think one knows when one does not know is a dire disease. / Only he who [...] Cf. Daodejing 71
By my old gate, among yellow grasses, / Still we linger, sick at heart. / The way you must follow through cold [...] Cf. Tangshi 145
The enemy's spies who have come to spy on us must be sought out, tempted with bribes, led away and comfortably housed. [...] Cf. Sunzi 252
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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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