In the south are trees with curved drooping branches, / With the doliches creepers clinging to them. / To be [...] Cf. Shijing 4
The Master said, "He who requires much from himself and little from others, will keep himself from being the object of [...] Cf. Lunyu 406
P'i / Standstill [Stagnation] / Heaven and earth do not unite: The image of STANDSTILL. Thus the superior man falls [...] Cf. Yijing 12
Tao gave birth to the One; the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand. These ten [...] Cf. Daodejing 42
Far off in Fuzhou she is watching the moonlight, / Watching it alone from the window of her chamber- / For our [...] Cf. Tangshi 105
If our troops are no more in number than the enemy, that is amply sufficient; it only means that no direct attack can [...] Cf. Sunzi 153
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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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