They buzz about, the blue flies, / Lighting on the fences. / O happy and courteous sovereign, / Do not believe [...] Cf. Shijing 219
The Master said, "It is virtuous manners which constitute the excellence of a neighborhood. If a man in selecting a [...] Cf. Lunyu 67
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
Not knowing the way to the Temple of Heaped Fragrance, / Under miles of mountain-cloud I have wandered / [...] Cf. Tangshi 120
To lift an autumn hair is no sign of great strength; [...] Cf. Sunzi 48
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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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