The fish pass into the basket, / Yellow-jaws and sand-blowers. / Our host has spirits, / Good and abundance of [...] Cf. Shijing 170
Tsze-lû said, "Does the superior man esteem valor?" The Master said, "The superior man holds righteousness to be of [...] Cf. Lunyu 470
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
There was something formless yet complete, / That existed before heaven and earth; / Without sound, without substance, [...] Cf. Daodejing 25
The lovely Lo Fo of the western land / Plucks mulberry leaves by the waterside. / Across the green boughs [...] Cf. Tangshi 39
4) If it is possible to make an assault with fire from without, do not wait for it to break out within, but deliver [...] Cf. Sunzi 228
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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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