Look at the Luo, / With its waters broad and deep. / Thither has come our lord, / In whom all happiness and [...] Cf. Shijing 213
The Master said, "There are some with whom we may study in common, but we shall find them unable to go along with us to [...] Cf. Lunyu 239
Lü / Treading [Conduct] / Heaven above, the lake below: The image of TREADING. Thus the superior man discriminates [...] Cf. Yijing 10
My words are very easy to understand and very easy to put into practice. Yet no one under heaven understands them; no [...] Cf. Daodejing 70
Last night, while a gust blew peach-petals open / And the moon shone high on the Palace Beyond Time, / The [...] Cf. Tangshi 266
The general who is skilled in defense hides in the most secret recesses of the earth; Thus on the one hand we have [...] Cf. Sunzi 46
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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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