Large was she and tall, / In her embroidered robe, with a [plain] single garment over it : – / The daughter of [...] Cf. Shijing 57
The Master said, "A horse is called a ch'î, not because of its strength, but because of its other good qualities." [...] Cf. Lunyu 380
Ta Kuo / Preponderance of the Great / The lake rises above the trees: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 28
Banish wisdom, discard knowledge, / And the people will be benefited a hundredfold. / Banish human kindness, discard [...] Cf. Daodejing 19
There's a girl from Loyang in the door across the street, / She looks fifteen, she may be a little older. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 76
If the enemy's troops march up angrily and remain facing ours for a long time without either joining battle or taking [...] Cf. Sunzi 152
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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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