He was waiting for me between the door and the screen. / The strings of his ear-stoppers were of white silk, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 98
Hsien asked what was shameful. The Master said, "When good government prevails in a state, to be thinking only of [...] Cf. Lunyu 348
Ching / The Well / Water over wood: the image of THE WELL. Thus the superior man encourages the people at their [...] Cf. Yijing 48
“To know when one does not know is best. / To think one knows when one does not know is a dire disease. / Only he who [...] Cf. Daodejing 71
Covet not a gold-threaded robe, / Cherish only your young days! / If a bud open, gather it – / Lest you but [...] Cf. Tangshi 320
Be subtle! be subtle! and use your spies for every kind of business. [...] Cf. Sunzi 249
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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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