In the wild there is a dead antelope, / And it is wrapped up with the white grass. / There is a young lady [...] Cf. Shijing 23
The Master said, "If some years were added to my life, I would give fifty to the study of the Yî, and then I might come [...] Cf. Lunyu 167
Pi / Grace / Fire at the foot of the mountain: The image of GRACE. Thus does the superior man proceed When clearing up [...] Cf. Yijing 22
My words are very easy to understand and very easy to put into practice. Yet no one under heaven understands them; no [...] Cf. Daodejing 70
Time was long before I met her, but is longer since we parted, / And the east wind has arisen and a hundred [...] Cf. Tangshi 215
It is the business of a general to be quiet and thus ensure secrecy; upright and just, and thus maintain order. He [...] Cf. Sunzi 206
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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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