The tribulus grows on the wall, / And cannot be brushed away. / The story of the inner chamber, / Cannot [...] Cf. Shijing 46
The Master said, "When good order prevailed in his country, Ning Wû acted the part of a wise man. When his country was [...] Cf. Lunyu 113
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
Stretch a bow to the very full, / And you will wish you had stopped in time; / Temper a sword-edge to its very [...] Cf. Daodejing 9
While I watch the moon go down, a crow caws through the frost; / Under the shadows of maple-trees a fisherman [...] Cf. Tangshi 273
If our troops are no more in number than the enemy, that is amply sufficient; it only means that no direct attack can [...] Cf. Sunzi 153
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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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