Let us gather the thorn-ferns, let us gather the thorn-ferns ; / The thorn-ferns are now springing up. / When shall [...] Cf. Shijing 167
1. The Master said, "The people of the south have a saying – 'A man without constancy cannot be either a wizard or a [...] Cf. Lunyu 339
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
Between wei and o / What after all is the difference? / Can it be compared to the difference between good and bad? / [...] Cf. Daodejing 20
From ten thousand valleys the trees touch heaven; / On a thousand peaks cuckoos are calling; / And, after a [...] Cf. Tangshi 121
Hence those who use fire as an aid to the attack show intelligence; those who use water as an aid to the attack gain an [...] Cf. Sunzi 230
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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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