Jian-guan went the axle ends of my carriage, / As I thought of the young beauty, and went [to fetch her]. / It was [...] Cf. Shijing 218
1. The philosopher Yû said, "In practicing the rules of propriety, a natural ease is to be prized. In the ways [...] Cf. Lunyu 12
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
Fame or one's own self, which matters to one most? / One's own self or things bought, which should count most? / In the [...] Cf. Daodejing 44
Who is lovelier than she? / Yet she lives alone in an empty valley. / She tells me she came from a good family [...] Cf. Tangshi 10
Carefully compare the opposing army with your own, so that you may know where strength is superabundant and where it is [...] Cf. Sunzi 87
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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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