Every plant is yellow ; / Every day we march. / Every man is moving about, / Doing service in some quarter of [...] Cf. Shijing 234
The Master said, "If, because a man's discourse appears solid and sincere, we allow him to be a good man, is he really [...] Cf. Lunyu 288
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
The fives colours confuse the eye, / The fives sounds dull the ear, / The five tastes spoil the palate. / Excess of [...] Cf. Daodejing 12
I had so long been troubled by official hat and robe / That I am glad to be an exile here in this wild southland. [...] Cf. Tangshi 35
For it is the soldier's disposition to offer an obstinate resistance when surrounded, to fight hard when he cannot help [...] Cf. Sunzi 214
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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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