There is a fox, solitary and suspicious, / At that dam over the Qi. / My heart is sad ; – / That man has no [...] Cf. Shijing 63
The Master said, "The faults of men are characteristic of the class to which they belong. By observing a man's faults, [...] Cf. Lunyu 73
Tui / The Joyous, Lake / Lakes resting one on the other: The image of THE JOYOUS. Thus the superior man joins with his [...] Cf. Yijing 58
The man of highest “power” does not reveal himself as a possessor of “power”; / Therefore he keeps his “power”. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 38
Covet not a gold-threaded robe, / Cherish only your young days! / If a bud open, gather it – / Lest you but [...] Cf. Tangshi 320
The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, [...] Cf. Sunzi 171
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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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