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
Confucius said, "There are three things men find enjoyment in which are advantageous, and three things they find [...] Cf. Lunyu 438
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
The man of highest “power” does not reveal himself as a possessor of “power”; / Therefore he keeps his “power”. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 38
Out of the east you visit me, / With the rain of Baling still on your clothes, / I ask you what you have come [...] Cf. Tangshi 30
The consummate leader cultivates the moral law, and strictly adheres to method and discipline; thus it is in his power [...] Cf. Sunzi 53
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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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