The wild-ducks and widgeons are on the King ; / The personators of your ancestors feast and are happy. / Your [...] Cf. Shijing 248
When he entered the ancestral temple of the state, he asked about everything. [...] Cf. Lunyu 261
TUN / Retreat / Mountain under heaven: the image of RETREAT. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a [...] Cf. Yijing 33
What is most perfect seems to have something missing; / Yet its use is unimpaired. / What is most full seems empty; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 45
There lived years ago the beautiful Gongsun, / Who, dancing with her dagger, drew from all four quarters / An [...] Cf. Tangshi 64
Such is the art of warfare. [...] Cf. Sunzi 121
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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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