He has many carriages, giving forth their Lin-Lin ; / He has horses with their white foreheads. / Before we can see [...] Cf. Shijing 126
The Master said, "The superior man seeks to perfect the admirable qualities of men, and does not seek to perfect their [...] Cf. Lunyu 309
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
Without leaving his door / He knows everything under heaven. / Without looking out of his window / He knows all the [...] Cf. Daodejing 47
I left home young. I return old; / Speaking as then, but with hair grown thin; / And my children, meeting me, [...] Cf. Tangshi 261
We are not fit to lead an army on the march unless we are familiar with the face of the country–its mountains and [...] Cf. Sunzi 103
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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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