The wolf springs forward on his dewlap, / Or trips back on his tail. / The duke was humble, and greatly admirable, [...] Cf. Shijing 160
The Master said, "High station filled without indulgent generosity; ceremonies performed without reverence; mourning [...] Cf. Lunyu 66
Ta Chuang / The Power of the Great / Thunder in heaven above: The image of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 34
What is most perfect seems to have something missing; / Yet its use is unimpaired. / What is most full seems empty; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 45
My heart has been heavy all day long / Because you have so far to go. / The marriage of a girl, away from her [...] Cf. Tangshi 33
There is a proper season for making attacks with fire, and special days for starting a conflagration. [...] Cf. Sunzi 224
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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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