Cold blows the north wind ; / Thick falls the snow. / Ye who love and regard me, / Let us join hands and [...] Cf. Shijing 41
Tsze-kung asked what constituted the superior man. The Master said, "He acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks [...] Cf. Lunyu 29
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
He who holding the Great From goes about his work in the empire / Can go about his, yet do no harm. / All is peace, [...] Cf. Daodejing 35
Her hands of white jade by a window of snow / Are glimmering on a golden-fretted harp – / And to draw the [...] Cf. Tangshi 241
When the soldiers stand leaning on their spears, they are faint from want of food. If those who are sent to draw water [...] Cf. Sunzi 146
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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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