Kan-kan go his blows on the sandal trees, / And he places what he hews on the river's bank, / Whose waters flow [...] Cf. Shijing 112
The Master said, "Those who are without virtue cannot abide long either in a condition of poverty and hardship, or in a [...] Cf. Lunyu 68
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
To understand others is to have knowledge; / To understand oneself is to be illumined. / To conquer others needs [...] Cf. Daodejing 33
They say that wildgeese, flying southward, / Here turn back, this very month.... / Shall my own southward [...] Cf. Tangshi 96
Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained; fight not unless the [...] Cf. Sunzi 232
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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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