Let the brilliant white colt, / Feed on the young growth of my vegetable garden. / Tether it by the foot, tie it by [...] Cf. Shijing 186
Confucius in marriage-making was guided by character and not by fortune. / [...] 2. Of Nan Yung he said that if the [...] Cf. Lunyu 94
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel; / But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness [...] Cf. Daodejing 11
Though a shower bends the river-grass, a bird is singing, / While ghosts of the Six Dynasties pass like a dream / [...] Cf. Tangshi 308
These five heads should be familiar to every general: he who knows them will be victorious; he who knows them not will [...] Cf. Sunzi 8
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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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