In the south rise the trees without branches, / Affording no shelter. / By the Han are girls rambling about, [...] Cf. Shijing 9
Tsze-hsiâ said, "He, who from day to day recognizes what he has not yet, and from month to month does not forget what [...] Cf. Lunyu 489
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
Favour and disgrace goad as it were to madness; high rank hurts keenly as our bodies hurt.” / / What does it mean to [...] Cf. Daodejing 13
Since beauty is honoured all over the Empire, / How could Xi Shi remain humbly at home? – / Washing clothes at [...] Cf. Tangshi 17
To be ignored of any one of the following four or five principles does not befit a warlike prince. When a warlike [...] Cf. Sunzi 216
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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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