Along the highway, / I hold you by the cuff. / Do not hate me ; – / Old intercourse should not be suddenly [...] Cf. Shijing 81
The Master said, "He who requires much from himself and little from others, will keep himself from being the object of [...] Cf. Lunyu 406
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
With this cold night-rain hiding the river, you have come into Wu. / In the level dawn, all alone, you will be [...] Cf. Tangshi 264
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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