The dolichos grows, covering the thorn trees ; / The convolvulus spreads all over the waste. / The man of my [...] Cf. Shijing 124
Confucius said, "There are three things men find enjoyment in which are advantageous, and three things they find [...] Cf. Lunyu 438
Hsien / Influence (Wooing) / A lake on the mountain: The image of influence. Thus the superior man encourages people [...] Cf. Yijing 31
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
My heart in middle age found the Way. / And I came to dwell at the foot of this mountain. / When the spirit [...] Cf. Tangshi 123
We shall be unable to turn natural advantage to account unless we make use of local guides. [...] Cf. Sunzi 104
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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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