Ye, brilliant and accomplished princess, / Have conferred on me this happiness. / Your favours to me are without [...] Cf. Shijing 269
Tsze-hsiâ said, "When a person does not transgress the boundary line in the great virtues, he may pass and repass it in [...] Cf. Lunyu 495
K'un / Oppression (Exhaustion) / There is no water in the lake: The image of EXHAUSTION. Thus the superior man stakes [...] Cf. Yijing 47
Tao gave birth to the One; the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand. These ten [...] Cf. Daodejing 42
A light wind is rippling at the grassy shore.... / Through the night, to my motionless tall mast, / The stars [...] Cf. Tangshi 113
Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his [...] Cf. Sunzi 86
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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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