Those frowning rocks, – / How high they rise ! / Over such a distance of hills and streams, / How toilsome is [...] Cf. Shijing 232
The Master said, "To rule a country of a thousand chariots, there must be reverent attention to business, and [...] Cf. Lunyu 5
Pi / Holding Together [Union] / On the earth is water: The image of HOLDING TOGETHER. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 8
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
When he was a youth of fifteen or twenty, / He chased a wild horse, he caught him and rode him, / He shot the [...] Cf. Tangshi 77
Sun Tzu said: We may distinguish six kinds of terrain, to wit: 1) Accessible ground; [...] Cf. Sunzi 155
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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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