The nest is the magpie's ; / The dove dwells in it. / This young lady is going to her future home ; / A [...] Cf. Shijing 12
1. Tsze-chang having asked how virtue was to be exalted, and delusions to be discovered, the Master said, "Hold [...] Cf. Lunyu 303
Pi / Holding Together [Union] / On the earth is water: The image of HOLDING TOGETHER. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 8
The Way is like an empty vessel / That yet may be drawn from / Without ever needing to be filled. / It is bottomless; [...] Cf. Daodejing 4
A fisherman is drifting, enjoying the spring mountains, / And the peach-trees on both banks lead him to an ancient [...] Cf. Tangshi 78
We shall be unable to turn natural advantage to account unless we make use of local guides. [...] Cf. Sunzi 104
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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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