When [Ding] culminated [at night fall], / He began to build the palace at Chu. / Determining its aspects by [...] Cf. Shijing 50
The Master said, "A scholar, whose mind is set on truth, and who is ashamed of bad clothes and bad food, is not fit to [...] Cf. Lunyu 75
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
Those who know do not speak; / Those who speak do not know. / Black the passages, / Shut the doors, / Let all sharpness [...] Cf. Daodejing 56
The Son of Heaven in Yuanhe times was martial as a god / And might be likened only to the Emperors Xuan and Xi. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 73
The onrush of a conquering force is like the bursting of pent-up waters into a chasm a thousand fathoms deep. [...] Cf. Sunzi 57
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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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