There he is gathering the dolichos ! / A day without seeing him, / Is like three months ! / / There he is [...] Cf. Shijing 72
The Master said, "The full observance of the rules of propriety in serving one's prince is accounted by people to be [...] Cf. Lunyu 58
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
Heaven's way is like the bending of a bow. When a bow is bent the top comes down and the bottom-end comes up. / / So [...] Cf. Daodejing 77
When he was a youth of fifteen or twenty, / He chased a wild horse, he caught him and rode him, / He shot the [...] Cf. Tangshi 77
The clever combatant looks to the effect of combined energy, and does not require too much from individuals. Hence his [...] Cf. Sunzi 71
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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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