If I could but see the white cap, / And the earnest mourner worn to leanness ! – / My toiled heart is worn with [...] Cf. Shijing 147
1. When the prince called him to employ him in the reception of a visitor, his countenance appeared to change, and his [...] Cf. Lunyu 243
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
True words are not fine-sounding; / Fine-sounding words are not true. / The good man does not prove by argument; / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 81
I ponder on the poem of The Precious Dagger. / My road has wound through many years. / ...Now yellow leaves are [...] Cf. Tangshi 157
Knowing the place and the time of the coming battle, we may concentrate from the greatest distances in order to fight. [...] Cf. Sunzi 83
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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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