There is a fox, solitary and suspicious, / At that dam over the Qi. / My heart is sad ; – / That man has no [...] Cf. Shijing 63
Tsze-kung was in the habit of comparing men together. The Master said, "Tsze must have reached a high pitch of [...] Cf. Lunyu 376
Hêng / Duration / Thunder and wind: the image of DURATION. Thus the superior man stands firm And does not change has [...] Cf. Yijing 32
What is most perfect seems to have something missing; / Yet its use is unimpaired. / What is most full seems empty; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 45
A wanderer hears drums portending battle. / By the first call of autumn from a wildgoose at the border, / He [...] Cf. Tangshi 109
Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where [...] Cf. Sunzi 12
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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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