O vast and distant Heaven, / Who art called our parent, / That without crime or offence, / I should suffer from [...] Cf. Shijing 198
The Master said, "A transmitter and not a maker, believing in and loving the ancients, I venture to compare myself with [...] Cf. Lunyu 151
Pi / Grace / Fire at the foot of the mountain: The image of GRACE. Thus does the superior man proceed When clearing up [...] Cf. Yijing 22
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
A lady of the palace these twenty years, / She has lived here a thousand miles from her home- / Yet ask her for [...] Cf. Tangshi 247
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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