On the moor is the creeping grass, / And how heavily is it loaded with dew ! / There was a beautiful man, / [...] Cf. Shijing 94
The Master said, "The full observance of the rules of propriety in serving one's prince is accounted by people to be [...] Cf. Lunyu 58
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
Those that would gain what is under heaven by tampering with it - I have seen that they do not succeed. / For that [...] Cf. Daodejing 29
So autumn breaks my homesick heart.... / Few pilgrims venture climbing to a temple so wild, / Up from the lake, [...] Cf. Tangshi 133
Sun Tzu said: The art of war recognizes nine varieties of ground: 1) Dispersive ground; 2) facile ground; 3) [...] Cf. Sunzi 179
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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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