Who can say that you have no sheep ? / There are three hundred in [each] herd. / Who says that you have no cattle ? [...] Cf. Shijing 190
[...] 4. Lâo said, "The Master said, 'Having no official employment, I acquired many arts.'" [...] Cf. Lunyu 216
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
Stretch a bow to the very full, / And you will wish you had stopped in time; / Temper a sword-edge to its very [...] Cf. Daodejing 9
Master, I hail you from my heart, / And your fame arisen to the skies.... / Renouncing in ruddy youth the [...] Cf. Tangshi 100
The proper season is when the weather is very dry; the special days are those when the moon is in the constellations of [...] Cf. Sunzi 225
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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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