A lucky day was wu, / And we sacrificed on it to the Ruler [of horses], and prayed. / Our hunting carriages were [...] Cf. Shijing 180
The Master said, "It is only the (truly) virtuous man, who can love, or who can hate, others." [...] Cf. Lunyu 69
Shêng / Pushing Upward / Within the earth, wood grows: The image of PUSHING UPWARD. Thus the superior man of devoted [...] Cf. Yijing 46
When he is born, man is soft and weak; in death he becomes stiff and hard. The ten thousand creatures and all plants [...] Cf. Daodejing 76
A misty rain comes blowing with a wind from the east, / And wheels faintly thunder beyond Hibiscus Pool. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 213
These are the five besetting sins of a general, ruinous to the conduct of war. When an army is overthrown and its [...] Cf. Sunzi 130
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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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