Worn out is the basket at the dam, / And the fishes are the bream and the Guan, / The daughter of Qi has returned, [...] Cf. Shijing 104
Tsze-kung was in the habit of comparing men together. The Master said, "Tsze must have reached a high pitch of [...] Cf. Lunyu 376
Chên / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) / Thunder repeated: the image of SHOCK. Thus in fear and trembling The superior [...] Cf. Yijing 51
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
Lying on a high seat in the south study, / We have lifted the curtain-and we see the rising moon / Brighten [...] Cf. Tangshi 21
By METHOD AND DISCIPLINE are to be understood the marshaling of the army in its proper subdivisions, the graduations of [...] Cf. Sunzi 7
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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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