O sun ; O moon, / Which enlightens this lower earth ! / Here is the man, / Who treats me not according [...] Cf. Shijing 29
1. The Duke of Sheh informed Confucius, saying, "Among us here there are those who may be styled upright in their [...] Cf. Lunyu 335
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
“To remain whole, be twisted!” / To become straight, let yourself be bent. / To become full, be hollow. / Be tattered, [...] Cf. Daodejing 22
There once was a man, sent on military missions, / A wanderer, from youth, on the You and Yan frontiers. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 47
How victory may be produced for them out of the enemy's own tactics–that is what the multitude cannot comprehend. [...] Cf. Sunzi 89
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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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