Who can say that you have no sheep ? / There are three hundred in [each] herd. / Who says that you have no cattle ? [...] Cf. Shijing 190
1. The Master said, "It is by the Odes that the mind is aroused. / 2. "It is by the Rules of Propriety that the [...] Cf. Lunyu 196
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
To be always talks is against nature. / / For the same reason a hurricane never lasts a whole morning, nor a rainstorm [...] Cf. Daodejing 23
Time was long before I met her, but is longer since we parted, / And the east wind has arisen and a hundred [...] Cf. Tangshi 215
Sun Tzu said: Raising a host of a hundred thousand men and marching them great distances entails heavy loss on the [...] Cf. Sunzi 237
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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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