Every plant is yellow ; / Every day we march. / Every man is moving about, / Doing service in some quarter of [...] Cf. Shijing 234
Fan Ch'ih asked what constituted wisdom. The Master said, "To give one's self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, [...] Cf. Lunyu 142
Ko / Revolution (Molting) / Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION. Thus the superior man Sets the calendar in [...] Cf. Yijing 49
The Valley Spirit never dies. / It is named the Mysterious Female. / And the doorway of the Mysterious Female / Is the [...] Cf. Daodejing 6
My hair had hardly covered my forehead. / I was picking flowers, paying by my door, / When you, my lover, on a [...] Cf. Tangshi 43
These are the five besetting sins of a general, ruinous to the conduct of war. When an army is overthrown and its [...] Cf. Sunzi 130
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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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