Wet lay the dew on the path : – / Might I not [have walked there] in the early dawn ? / But I said there was [...] Cf. Shijing 17
The Master said of Ching, a scion of the ducal family of Wei, that he knew the economy of a family well. When he began [...] Cf. Lunyu 325
Pi / Grace / Fire at the foot of the mountain: The image of GRACE. Thus does the superior man proceed When clearing up [...] Cf. Yijing 22
“What stays still is easy to hold; / Before there has been an omen it is easy to lay plans. / What is tender is easily [...] Cf. Daodejing 64
Preparing me chicken and rice, old friend, / You entertain me at your farm. / We watch the green trees that [...] Cf. Tangshi 128
There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general: 1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction; [...] Cf. Sunzi 129
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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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