Ye locusts, winged tribes, / How harmoniously you collect together ! / Right is it that your descendants / [...] Cf. Shijing 5
When Tsze-lû heard anything, if he had not yet succeeded in carrying it into practice, he was only afraid lest he [...] Cf. Lunyu 106
Chien / Development (Gradual Progress) / On the mountain, a tree: The image of DEVELOPMENT. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 53
Ruling a large kingdom is indeed like cooking small fish. / They who by Tao all that is under heaven did not let an [...] Cf. Daodejing 60
We joked, long ago, about one of us dying, / But suddenly, before my eyes, you are gone. / Almost all your [...] Cf. Tangshi 206
Thus, if you order your men to roll up their buff-coats, and make forced marches without halting day or night, covering [...] Cf. Sunzi 99
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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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