The wind blows and is fierce, / He looks at me and smiles, / With scornful words and dissolute, – the [...] Cf. Shijing 30
The Master said, "When a number of people are together, for a whole day, without their conversation turning on [...] Cf. Lunyu 408
K'uei / Opposition / Above, fire; below. The lake. The image of OPPOSITION. Thus amid all fellowship The superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 38
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
I am only an old woodsman, whispering a sob, / As I steal like a spring-shadow down the Winding River. / [...] Cf. Tangshi 88
The onrush of a conquering force is like the bursting of pent-up waters into a chasm a thousand fathoms deep. [...] Cf. Sunzi 57
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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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