How vast is God, / The ruler of men below ! / How arrayed in terrors is God, / With many things irregular in His [...] Cf. Shijing 255
The things in reference to which the Master exercised the greatest caution were – fasting, war, and sickness. [...] Cf. Lunyu 163
Wei Chi / Before Completion / Fire over water: The image of the condition before transition. Thus the superior man is [...] Cf. Yijing 64
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
Grass has run wild now by the Bridge of Red-Birds; / And swallows' wings, at sunset, in Blacktail Row / Where [...] Cf. Tangshi 280
The Book of Army Management says: [...] Cf. Sunzi 111
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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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