Easy and indifferent ! easy and indifferent ! / I am ready to perform in all dances, / Then when the sun is [...] Cf. Shijing 38
The Master said, "Can men refuse to assent to the words of strict admonition? But it is reforming the conduct because [...] Cf. Lunyu 233
I / Increase / Wind and thunder: the image of INCREASE. Thus the superior man: If he sees good, he imitates it; If he [...] Cf. Yijing 42
Those who know do not speak; / Those who speak do not know. / Black the passages, / Shut the doors, / Let all sharpness [...] Cf. Daodejing 56
O youngest, best-loved daughter of Xie, / Who unluckily married this penniless scholar, / You patched my [...] Cf. Tangshi 205
Success in warfare is gained by carefully accommodating ourselves to the enemy's purpose. This is called ability to [...] Cf. Sunzi 218
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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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