The men of Qing are in Peng ; / The chariot with its team in mail ever moves about ; / The two spears in it, with [...] Cf. Shijing 79
The things in reference to which the Master exercised the greatest caution were – fasting, war, and sickness. [...] Cf. Lunyu 163
Chung Fu / Inner Truth / Wind over lake: the image of INNER TRUTH. Thus the superior man discusses criminal cases In [...] Cf. Yijing 61
Heaven is eternal, the Earth everlasting. / How come they to be so? It is because they do not foster their own lives; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 7
Out go the great red wedding-chamber candles. / Tomorrow in state the bride faces your parents. / She has [...] Cf. Tangshi 288
To ensure that your whole host may withstand the brunt of the enemy's attack and remain unshaken - this is effected by [...] Cf. Sunzi 60
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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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