The two youths got into their boats, / Whose shadows floated about [on the water]. / I think longingly of [...] Cf. Shijing 44
The Master standing by a stream, said, "It passes on just like this, not ceasing day or night!" [...] Cf. Lunyu 226
Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain / Mountains standing close together: The image of KEEPING STILL. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 52
Great Tao is like a boat that drifts; / It can go this way; it can go that. / The ten thousand creatures owe their [...] Cf. Daodejing 34
This night to the west of the river-brim / There is not one cloud in the whole blue sky, / As I watch from my [...] Cf. Tangshi 104
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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