Ye locusts, winged tribes, / How harmoniously you collect together ! / Right is it that your descendants / [...] Cf. Shijing 5
[...] 2. Chung-kung asked about Tsze-sang Po-tsze. The Master said, " He may pass. He does not mind small matters." / [...] Cf. Lunyu 122
Ching / The Well / Water over wood: the image of THE WELL. Thus the superior man encourages the people at their [...] Cf. Yijing 48
He who holding the Great From goes about his work in the empire / Can go about his, yet do no harm. / All is peace, [...] Cf. Daodejing 35
Throughout this dynasty no one had painted horses / Like the master-spirit, Prince Jiangdu – / And then to [...] Cf. Tangshi 60
When there is dust rising in a high column, it is the sign of chariots advancing; when the dust is low, but spread over [...] Cf. Sunzi 143
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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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