Heaven commissioned the swallow, / To descend and give birth to [the father of our] Shang. / [His descendants] [...] Cf. Shijing 303
The Master said, "The years of parents may by no means not be kept in the memory, as an occasion at once for joy and [...] Cf. Lunyu 87
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
Tao in the Universe is like the south-west corner in the house. / It is the treasure of the good man, / The support of [...] Cf. Daodejing 62
From the walls of Baidi high in the coloured dawn / To Jiangling by night-fall is three hundred miles, / Yet [...] Cf. Tangshi 269
By METHOD AND DISCIPLINE are to be understood the marshaling of the army in its proper subdivisions, the graduations of [...] Cf. Sunzi 7
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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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