Thick grew the tribulus [on the ground], / But they cleared away its thorny bushes. / Why did they this of old ? / [...] Cf. Shijing 209
1. Some one said, "Yung is truly virtuous, but he is not ready with his tongue." / 2. The Master said, "What is the [...] Cf. Lunyu 97
Pi / Holding Together [Union] / On the earth is water: The image of HOLDING TOGETHER. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 8
Perfect activity leaves no track behind it; / Perfect speech is like a jade-worker whose tool leaves no mark. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 27
On Wheel Tower parapets night-bugles are blowing, / Though the flag at the northern end hangs limp. / Scouts, [...] Cf. Tangshi 58
When an army feeds its horses with grain and kills its cattle for food, [...] Cf. Sunzi 148
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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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