Swift flies the falcon, / To the thick-wooded forest in the north. / While I do not see my husband, / My heart [...] Cf. Shijing 132
1. The Master said, "At fifteen, I had my mind bent on learning. / 2. "At thirty, I stood firm. / 3. "At forty, I had [...] Cf. Lunyu 20
Lü / The Wanderer / Fire on the mountain: The image of THE WANDERER. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and [...] Cf. Yijing 56
True words are not fine-sounding; / Fine-sounding words are not true. / The good man does not prove by argument; / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 81
Finches flash yellow through the Imperial Grove / Of the Forbidden City, pale with spring dawn; / Flowers [...] Cf. Tangshi 198
When the light chariots come out first and take up a position on the wings, it is a sign that the enemy is forming for [...] Cf. Sunzi 145
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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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