How the dolichos spread itself out, / Extending to the middle of the valley ! / Its leaves were luxuriant ; / [...] Cf. Shijing 2
There were four things which the Master taught, – letters, ethics, devotion of soul, and truthfulness. [...] Cf. Lunyu 175
Huan / Dispersion [Dissolution] / The wind drives over the water: The image of DISPERSION. Thus the kings of old [...] Cf. Yijing 59
If we stop looking for “persons of superior morality” (hsien) to put in power, there will be no more jealousies among [...] Cf. Daodejing 3
With twilight shadows in my heart / I have driven up among the Leyou Tombs / To see the sun, for all his glory, [...] Cf. Tangshi 248
If you set a fully equipped army in march in order to snatch an advantage, the chances are that you will be too late. [...] Cf. Sunzi 98
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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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