[There are] the white elms at the east gate. / And the oaks on Wanqiu ; / The daughter of Zizhong, / Dances about [...] Cf. Shijing 137
The Master said, "Admirable indeed was the virtue of Hûi! With a single bamboo dish of rice, a single gourd dish of [...] Cf. Lunyu 131
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
Nothing under heaven is softer or more yielding than water; but when it attacks things hard and resistant there is not [...] Cf. Daodejing 78
There are many curtains in your care-free house, / Where rapture lasts the whole night long. / ...What are the [...] Cf. Tangshi 218
Poverty of the State exchequer causes an army to be maintained by contributions from a distance. Contributing to [...] Cf. Sunzi 19
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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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