The crane cries in the ninth pool of the marsh, / And her voice is heard in the [distant] wilds. / The fish lies in [...] Cf. Shijing 184
The Master said, "The determined scholar and the man of virtue will not seek to live at the expense of injuring their [...] Cf. Lunyu 400
Ta Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Great / Heaven within the mountain: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 26
True words are not fine-sounding; / Fine-sounding words are not true. / The good man does not prove by argument; / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 81
Since Wang Jun brought his towering ships down from Yizhou, / The royal ghost has pined in the city of Nanjing. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 204
If the enemy's troops march up angrily and remain facing ours for a long time without either joining battle or taking [...] Cf. Sunzi 152
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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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