If I could but see the white cap, / And the earnest mourner worn to leanness ! – / My toiled heart is worn with [...] Cf. Shijing 147
Tsze-hsiâ said, "The mean man is sure to gloss his faults." [...] Cf. Lunyu 492
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
He who aims at life achieves death. / If the “companions of life” are thirteen, so likewise are the “companions of [...] Cf. Daodejing 50
In my bed among the woods, grieving that spring must end, / I lifted up the curtain on a pathway of flowers, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 126
Appear at points which the enemy must hasten to defend; march swiftly to places where you are not expected. An army [...] Cf. Sunzi 77
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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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