The wings of the ephemera, / Are robes, bright and splendid. / My heart is grieved ; – / Would they but come [...] Cf. Shijing 150
The Master said, "I will not be concerned at men's not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability." [...] Cf. Lunyu 377
Hsiao Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Small / The wind drives across heaven: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE [...] Cf. Yijing 9
What is in the end to be shrunk / Must first be stretched. / Whatever is to be weakened / Must begin by being made [...] Cf. Daodejing 36
The Mother of Heaven, in her window by the Jade Pool, / Hears The Yellow Bamboo Song shaking the whole earth. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 302
If you march fifty li in order to outmaneuver the enemy, you will lose the leader of your first division, and only [...] Cf. Sunzi 100
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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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