There was presented to me a papaya, / And I returned for it a beautiful Ju-gem ; / Not as a return for it, / [...] Cf. Shijing 64
The Master said, "If the son for three years does not alter from the way of his father, he may be called filial." [...] Cf. Lunyu 86
Hsü / Waiting (Nourishment) / Clouds rise up to heaven: The image of WAITING. Thus the superior man eats and [...] Cf. Yijing 5
In the days of old those who practiced Tao with success did not, by means of it, enlighten the people, but on the [...] Cf. Daodejing 65
Along the wall of the Capital a white-headed crow / Flies to the Gate where Autumn Enters and screams there in the [...] Cf. Tangshi 89
When the higher officers are angry and insubordinate, and on meeting the enemy give battle on their own account from a [...] Cf. Sunzi 166
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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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