Large was she and tall, / In her embroidered robe, with a [plain] single garment over it : – / The daughter of [...] Cf. Shijing 57
When the Master was in company with a person who was singing, if he sang well, he would make him repeat the song, while [...] Cf. Lunyu 182
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
Can you keep the unquiet physical-soul from straying, hold fast to the Unity, and never quit it? / Can you, when [...] Cf. Daodejing 10
His golden arrow is tipped with hawk's feathers, / His embroidered silk flag has a tail like a swallow. / One [...] Cf. Tangshi 256
A whole army may be robbed of its spirit; [...] Cf. Sunzi 114
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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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