Well loaded with millet were the dishes, / And long and curved were spoons of thorn-wood. / The way to Zhou was [...] Cf. Shijing 203
The Master said, "Yû, shall I teach you what knowledge is? When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when [...] Cf. Lunyu 33
Shih Ho / Biting Through / Thunder and lighting: The image of BITING THROUGH. Thus the kings of former times made firm [...] Cf. Yijing 21
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
The thread in the hands of a fond-hearted mother / Makes clothes for the body of her wayward boy; / Carefully [...] Cf. Tangshi 45
A victorious army opposed to a routed one, is as a pound's weight placed in the scale against a single grain. [...] Cf. Sunzi 56
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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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