Gently blows the east wind, / With cloudy skies and with rain. / [Husband and wife] should strive to be of the [...] Cf. Shijing 35
The Master said, "With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow;– I have still joy in [...] Cf. Lunyu 166
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
The Way is like an empty vessel / That yet may be drawn from / Without ever needing to be filled. / It is bottomless; [...] Cf. Daodejing 4
A slip of the moon hangs over the capital; / Ten thousand washing-mallets are pounding; / And the autumn wind [...] Cf. Tangshi 41
Too frequent rewards signify that the enemy is at the end of his resources; [...] Cf. Sunzi 150
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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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