The moon comes forth in her brightness ; / How lovely is that beautiful lady ! / O to have my deep longings for her [...] Cf. Shijing 143
1. The Kung-po Liâo, having slandered Tsze-lû to Chî-sun, Tsze-fû Ching-po informed Confucius of it, saying, "Our [...] Cf. Lunyu 383
Li / The Clinging, Fire / That which is bright rises twice: The image of FIRE. Thus the great man, by perpetuating [...] Cf. Yijing 30
Every one under heaven says that our Way is greatly like folly. But it is just because it is great, that it seems like [...] Cf. Daodejing 67
Where long ago a yellow crane bore a sage to heaven, / Nothing is left now but the Yellow Crane Terrace. / The [...] Cf. Tangshi 170
On dispersive ground, therefore, fight not. On facile ground, halt not. On contentious ground, attack not. [...] Cf. Sunzi 189
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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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