O owl, O owl, / You have taken my young ones ; – / Do not [also] destroy my nest. / With love and with toil, / [...] Cf. Shijing 155
The Master said, "There are some with whom we may study in common, but we shall find them unable to go along with us to [...] Cf. Lunyu 239
Pi / Holding Together [Union] / On the earth is water: The image of HOLDING TOGETHER. Thus the kings of [...] Cf. Yijing 8
“He who knows the males, yet cleaves to what is female / Because like a ravine, receiving all things under heaven,” / [...] Cf. Daodejing 28
At this lofty tower where the town ends, wilderness begins; / And our longing has as far to go as the ocean or the [...] Cf. Tangshi 203
Throw your soldiers into positions whence there is no escape, and they will prefer death to flight. If they will face [...] Cf. Sunzi 198
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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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