The turtle dove is in the mulberry tree, / And her young ones are seven. / The virtuous man, the princely one, / [...] Cf. Shijing 152
The Master said, "Am I indeed possessed of knowledge? I am not knowing. But if a mean person, who appears quite [...] Cf. Lunyu 217
Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan] / Wind comes forth from fire: The image of THE FAMILY. Thus the superior man has [...] Cf. Yijing 37
“To know when one does not know is best. / To think one knows when one does not know is a dire disease. / Only he who [...] Cf. Daodejing 71
I had always heard of Lake Dongting – / And now at last I have climbed to this tower. / With Wu country to the [...] Cf. Tangshi 114
To be ignored of any one of the following four or five principles does not befit a warlike prince. When a warlike [...] Cf. Sunzi 216
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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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