I went out at the east gate, / Where the girls were in clouds. / Although they are like clouds, / It is not on [...] Cf. Shijing 93
Tsze-kung was in the habit of comparing men together. The Master said, "Tsze must have reached a high pitch of [...] Cf. Lunyu 376
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
Perfect activity leaves no track behind it; / Perfect speech is like a jade-worker whose tool leaves no mark. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 27
In the pure morning, near the old temple, / Where early sunlight points the tree-tops, / My path has wound, [...] Cf. Tangshi 98
What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease. [...] Cf. Sunzi 49
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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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