The fishes are there, there among the pondweed, / Showing their large heads. / The king is here, here in Hao, / [...] Cf. Shijing 221
The Master said, "Where the solid qualities are in excess of accomplishments, we have rusticity; where the [...] Cf. Lunyu 138
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
Heaven is eternal, the Earth everlasting. / How come they to be so? It is because they do not foster their own lives; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 7
Now that the palace-gate has softly closed on its flowers, / Ladies file out to their pavilion of jade, / Abrim [...] Cf. Tangshi 287
We are not fit to lead an army on the march unless we are familiar with the face of the country–its mountains and [...] Cf. Sunzi 103
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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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