How the water bubbles up from that spring, / And flows away to the Qi ! / My heart is in Wei ; / There [...] Cf. Shijing 39
Tsze-kung was in the habit of comparing men together. The Master said, "Tsze must have reached a high pitch of [...] Cf. Lunyu 376
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
He who has the least scrap of sense, once he has got started on the great highway has nothing to fear so long as he [...] Cf. Daodejing 53
The travellers' parting-song sounds in the dawn. / Last night a first frost came over the river; / And the [...] Cf. Tangshi 173
He will conquer who has learnt the artifice of deviation. [...] Cf. Sunzi 110
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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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