The moon comes forth in her brightness ; / How lovely is that beautiful lady ! / O to have my deep longings for her [...] Cf. Shijing 143
The Master said, "He who is not in any particular office has nothing to do with plans for the administration of its [...] Cf. Lunyu 202
Ting / The Caldron / Fire over wood: The image of THE CALDRON. Thus the superior man consolidates his fate By [...] Cf. Yijing 50
Tao gave birth to the One; the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand. These ten [...] Cf. Daodejing 42
I dismount from my horse and I offer you wine, / And I ask you where you are going and why. / And you answer: [...] Cf. Tangshi 13
SURVIVING SPIES, finally, are those who bring back news from the enemy's camp. [...] Cf. Sunzi 247
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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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