On the willows at the east gate, / The leaves are very luxuria.... / The evening was the time agreed on, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 140
The Master said, "A horse is called a ch'î, not because of its strength, but because of its other good qualities." [...] Cf. Lunyu 380
K'un / The Receptive / The earth's condition is receptive devotion. Thus the superior man who has breadth of [...] Cf. Yijing 2
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
With twilight shadows in my heart / I have driven up among the Leyou Tombs / To see the sun, for all his glory, [...] Cf. Tangshi 248
To begin by bluster, but afterwards to take fright at the enemy's numbers, shows a supreme lack of intelligence. [...] Cf. Sunzi 151
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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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