Let the brilliant white colt, / Feed on the young growth of my vegetable garden. / Tether it by the foot, tie it by [...] Cf. Shijing 186
The Master said, "When a man at forty is the object of dislike, he will always continue what he is." [...] Cf. Lunyu 473
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
Banish wisdom, discard knowledge, / And the people will be benefited a hundredfold. / Banish human kindness, discard [...] Cf. Daodejing 19
Though a bugle breaks the crystal air of autumn, / Soldiers, in the look-out, watch at ease today / The spring [...] Cf. Tangshi 164
Ground which forms the key to three contiguous states, is a ground of intersecting highways. [...] Cf. Sunzi 184
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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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