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
1. Wei-shang Mâu said to Confucius, "Ch'iû, how is it that you keep roosting about? Is it not that you are an [...] Cf. Lunyu 379
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
Fame or one's own self, which matters to one most? / One's own self or things bought, which should count most? / In the [...] Cf. Daodejing 44
So autumn breaks my homesick heart.... / Few pilgrims venture climbing to a temple so wild, / Up from the lake, [...] Cf. Tangshi 133
Poverty of the State exchequer causes an army to be maintained by contributions from a distance. Contributing to [...] Cf. Sunzi 19
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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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