Gently blows the east wind, / With cloudy skies and with rain. / [Husband and wife] should strive to be of the [...] Cf. Shijing 35
The Master said, "It is only the (truly) virtuous man, who can love, or who can hate, others." [...] Cf. Lunyu 69
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
Heaven and Earth are ruthless; / To them the Ten Thousand things are but as straw dogs. / The Sage too is ruthless; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 5
Friend, I have watched you down the mountain / Till now in the dark I close my thatch door.... / Grasses return [...] Cf. Tangshi 226
Of old, the rise of the Yin dynasty [...] Cf. Sunzi 254
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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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