The wind blows and is fierce, / He looks at me and smiles, / With scornful words and dissolute, – the [...] Cf. Shijing 30
Confucius said, "There are three things men find enjoyment in which are advantageous, and three things they find [...] Cf. Lunyu 438
Ts'ui / Gathering Together [Massing] / Over the earth, the lake: The image of GATHERING TOGETHER. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 45
The fives colours confuse the eye, / The fives sounds dull the ear, / The five tastes spoil the palate. / Excess of [...] Cf. Daodejing 12
Where, before me, are the ages that have gone? / And where, behind me, are the coming generations? / I think of [...] Cf. Tangshi 46
At first, then, exhibit the coyness of a maiden, until the enemy gives you an opening; afterwards emulate the rapidity [...] Cf. Sunzi 221
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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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