She gathers the white southernwood, / By the ponds, on the islets. / She employs it, / In the business [...] Cf. Shijing 13
The Master said, "By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart." [...] Cf. Lunyu 449
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
Banish wisdom, discard knowledge, / And the people will be benefited a hundredfold. / Banish human kindness, discard [...] Cf. Daodejing 19
My hair had hardly covered my forehead. / I was picking flowers, paying by my door, / When you, my lover, on a [...] Cf. Tangshi 43
Other conditions being equal, if one force is hurled against another ten times its size, the result will be the FLIGHT [...] Cf. Sunzi 164
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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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