The peach tree is young and elegant ; / Brilliant are its flowers. / This young lady is going to her future [...] Cf. Shijing 6
The Master said, "A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our [...] Cf. Lunyu 232
Ming I / Darkening of the Light / The light has sunk into the earth: The image of DARKENING OF THE LIGHT. Thus does [...] Cf. Yijing 36
My words are very easy to understand and very easy to put into practice. Yet no one under heaven understands them; no [...] Cf. Daodejing 70
His Palace of Purple Spring has been taken by mist and cloud, / As he would have taken all Yangzhou to be his [...] Cf. Tangshi 211
Country in which there are precipitous cliffs with torrents running between, deep natural hollows, should be left with [...] Cf. Sunzi 139
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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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