Ye locusts, winged tribes, / How harmoniously you collect together ! / Right is it that your descendants / [...] Cf. Shijing 5
The Master said, "If a truly royal ruler were to arise, it would still require a generation, and then virtue would [...] Cf. Lunyu 329
Tui / The Joyous, Lake / Lakes resting one on the other: The image of THE JOYOUS. Thus the superior man joins with his [...] Cf. Yijing 58
Between wei and o / What after all is the difference? / Can it be compared to the difference between good and bad? / [...] Cf. Daodejing 20
Since Wang Jun brought his towering ships down from Yizhou, / The royal ghost has pined in the city of Nanjing. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 204
To lift an autumn hair is no sign of great strength; [...] Cf. Sunzi 48
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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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