At the gate to the tombs there are jujube trees ; – / They should be cut away with an axe. / That man is not [...] Cf. Shijing 141
The Master said, "In teaching there should be no distinction of classes." [...] Cf. Lunyu 430
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
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
An old fisherman spent the night here, under the western cliff; / He dipped up water from the pure Hsiang and made [...] Cf. Tangshi 70
By METHOD AND DISCIPLINE are to be understood the marshaling of the army in its proper subdivisions, the graduations of [...] Cf. Sunzi 7
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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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