He was waiting for me between the door and the screen. / The strings of his ear-stoppers were of white silk, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 98
The Master said, "Was not Tsang Wan like one who had stolen his situation? He knew the virtue and the talents of Hûi of [...] Cf. Lunyu 405
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
Of the highest the people merely know that such a one exists; / The next they draw near to and praise. / The next they [...] Cf. Daodejing 17
My heritage lost through disorder and famine, / My brothers and sisters flung eastward and westward, / My [...] Cf. Tangshi 208
Thus the good fighter is able to secure himself against defeat, but cannot make certain of defeating the enemy. [...] Cf. Sunzi 43
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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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