Of generous devotion to the people was duke Liu, / Unable to rest or take his ease [where he was], / He divided and [...] Cf. Shijing 250
1. Tsze-chang having asked how virtue was to be exalted, and delusions to be discovered, the Master said, "Hold [...] Cf. Lunyu 303
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
I dismount from my horse and I offer you wine, / And I ask you where you are going and why. / And you answer: [...] Cf. Tangshi 13
Now a soldier's spirit is keenest in the morning; by noonday it has begun to flag; and in the evening, his mind is [...] Cf. Sunzi 115
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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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