Into the recesses of the large mound, / Came the wind whirling from the south. / There was [our] happy, courteous [...] Cf. Shijing 252
Tsze-hsiâ said, "The officer, having discharged all his duties, should devote his leisure to learning. The student, [...] Cf. Lunyu 497
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
My words are very easy to understand and very easy to put into practice. Yet no one under heaven understands them; no [...] Cf. Daodejing 70
The northeastern border of China was dark with smoke and dust. / To repel the savage invaders, our generals, [...] Cf. Tangshi 74
Ground on which we can only be saved from destruction by fighting without delay, is desperate ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 188
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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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