Look at those recesses in the banks of the Qi, / With their green bamboos, so fresh and luxuriant ! / There is [...] Cf. Shijing 55
1. Tsze-kung said, "Has the superior man his hatreds also?" The Master said, "He has his hatreds. He hates those who [...] Cf. Lunyu 471
Wei Chi / Before Completion / Fire over water: The image of the condition before transition. Thus the superior man is [...] Cf. Yijing 64
“To remain whole, be twisted!” / To become straight, let yourself be bent. / To become full, be hollow. / Be tattered, [...] Cf. Daodejing 22
A cold light shines on the gathering dew, / As sunset fades beyond the southern mountains; / Trees echo with [...] Cf. Tangshi 163
Those who were called skillful leaders of old knew how to drive a wedge between the enemy's front and rear; [...] Cf. Sunzi 193
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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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