I condemn myself [for the past], and will be on my guard against future calamity. / I will have nothing to do with a [...] Cf. Shijing 289
The Master said, "Do you think, my disciples, that I have any concealments? I conceal nothing from you. There is [...] Cf. Lunyu 174
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
Push far enough towards the Void, / Hold fast enough to Quietness, / And of the ten thousand things none but can be [...] Cf. Daodejing 16
My heart sank when I headed north from Yan Country / To the camps of China echoing ith bugle and drum. / ...In [...] Cf. Tangshi 172
To be near the goal while the enemy is still far from it, to wait at ease while the enemy is toiling and struggling, to [...] Cf. Sunzi 118
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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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