Large was the volume of the Jiang and the Han, / And the troops advanced like a flowing current. / There was no [...] Cf. Shijing 262
The Master said, "If a man be without the virtues proper to humanity, what has he to do with the rites of propriety? If [...] Cf. Lunyu 43
Sung / Conflict / Heaven and water go their opposite ways: The image of CONFLICT. Thus in all his transactions the [...] Cf. Yijing 6
The Valley Spirit never dies. / It is named the Mysterious Female. / And the doorway of the Mysterious Female / Is the [...] Cf. Daodejing 6
Her robe is a cloud, her face a flower; / Her balcony, glimmering with the bright spring dew, / Is either the [...] Cf. Tangshi 317
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt. [...] Cf. Sunzi 108
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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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