She gathers the large duckweed, / By the banks of the stream in the southern valley. / She gathers the [...] Cf. Shijing 15
1. The Master said, "I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved [...] Cf. Lunyu 72
Sun / Decrease / At the foot of the mountain, the lake: The image of DECREASE. Thus the superior man controls his [...] Cf. Yijing 41
He who has the least scrap of sense, once he has got started on the great highway has nothing to fear so long as he [...] Cf. Daodejing 53
Red leaves are fluttering down the twilight / Past this arbour where I take my wine; / Cloud-rifts are blowing [...] Cf. Tangshi 154
Indirect tactics, efficiently applied, are inexhausible as Heaven and Earth, unending as the flow of rivers and [...] Cf. Sunzi 62
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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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