O vast and distant Heaven, / Who art called our parent, / That without crime or offence, / I should suffer from [...] Cf. Shijing 198
The Master said, "By extensively studying all learning, and keeping himself under the restraint of the rules of [...] Cf. Lunyu 308
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
He whose braveness lies in daring, slays. / He whose braveness lies in not daring , gives life. / Of these two, either [...] Cf. Daodejing 73
From the temple, deep in its tender bamboos, / Comes the low sound of an evening bell, / While the hat of a [...] Cf. Tangshi 237
Hostile armies may face each other for years, striving for the victory which is decided in a single day. This being so, [...] Cf. Sunzi 238
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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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