Rapid was the warlike energy of [our king of] Yin, / And vigorously did he attack Jing-Chu. / Boldly he entered its [...] Cf. Shijing 305
The Master said, "In letters I am perhaps equal to other men, but the character of the superior man, carrying out in [...] Cf. Lunyu 183
Hsiao Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Small / The wind drives across heaven: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE [...] Cf. Yijing 9
We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel; / But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness [...] Cf. Daodejing 11
Gone is the guest from the Chamber of Rank, / And petals, confused in my little garden, / Zigzagging down my [...] Cf. Tangshi 158
The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, [...] Cf. Sunzi 171
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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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