What man was that ? / His mind is full of dangerous devices. / Why did he approach my dam, / Without entering my [...] Cf. Shijing 199
The Master said, "Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous." [...] Cf. Lunyu 31
Chin / Progress / The sun rises over the earth: The image of PROGRESS. Thus the superior man himself Brightens his [...] Cf. Yijing 35
The fives colours confuse the eye, / The fives sounds dull the ear, / The five tastes spoil the palate. / Excess of [...] Cf. Daodejing 12
While a cold wind is creeping under my mat, / And the city's naked wall grows pale with the autumn moon, / I [...] Cf. Tangshi 142
When you come to a hill or a bank, occupy the sunny side, with the slope on your right rear. Thus you will at once act [...] Cf. Sunzi 137
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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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