The wild-ducks and widgeons are on the King ; / The personators of your ancestors feast and are happy. / Your [...] Cf. Shijing 248
The Master said, "They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to [...] Cf. Lunyu 140
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
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
In the slant of the sun on the country-side, / Cattle and sheep trail home along the lane; / And a rugged old [...] Cf. Tangshi 16
When a chieftain is fighting in his own territory, it is dispersive ground. [...] Cf. Sunzi 180
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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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