I pray you, Mr. Zhong, / Do not come leaping into my hamlet ; / Do not break my willow trees. / Do I care for [...] Cf. Shijing 76
The Master said, "I returned from Wei to Lû, and then the music was reformed, and the pieces in the Royal songs and [...] Cf. Lunyu 224
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
Fine weapons are none the less ill-omened things. (people despise them, therefore, those in possession of the Tao do [...] Cf. Daodejing 31
The Son of Heaven in Yuanhe times was martial as a god / And might be likened only to the Emperors Xuan and Xi. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 73
We are not fit to lead an army on the march unless we are familiar with the face of the country–its mountains and [...] Cf. Sunzi 103
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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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