Oh ! great now is Zhou. / We ascend the high hills, / Both those that are long and narrow, and the lofty mountains [...] Cf. Shijing 296
Tsze-hsiâ said, "The officer, having discharged all his duties, should devote his leisure to learning. The student, [...] Cf. Lunyu 497
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
When the man of highest capacities hears Tao / He does his best to put it into practice. / When the man of middling [...] Cf. Daodejing 41
There's a harp in the midnight playing clear, / While the west wind rustles a green vine; / There's a low cloud [...] Cf. Tangshi 155
Movement amongst the trees of a forest shows that the enemy is advancing. Startled beasts indicate that a sudden [...] Cf. Sunzi 142
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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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