Grandly rolls the thunder, / On the south of the southern hill ! / How was it he went away from this, / [...] Cf. Shijing 19
1. Tsâi Wo asked about the three years' mourning for parents, saying that one year was long enough. / 2. "If the [...] Cf. Lunyu 468
Wei Chi / Before Completion / Fire over water: The image of the condition before transition. Thus the superior man is [...] Cf. Yijing 64
You cannot rule men nor serve heaven unless you have laid up a store; / This “laying up a store” means quickly [...] Cf. Daodejing 59
My hair had hardly covered my forehead. / I was picking flowers, paying by my door, / When you, my lover, on a [...] Cf. Tangshi 43
Hence it is that which none in the whole army are more intimate relations to be maintained than with spies. [...] Cf. Sunzi 248
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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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