The swallows go flying about, / With their wings unevenly displayed. / The lady was returning [to her native [...] Cf. Shijing 28
The Master said, "If, because a man's discourse appears solid and sincere, we allow him to be a good man, is he really [...] Cf. Lunyu 288
Shih / The Army / In the middle of the earth is water: The image of THE ARMY. Thus the superior man increases his [...] Cf. Yijing 7
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
Though you think to return to this maze of mountains, / Oh, let them brim your heart with wonder!.... / [...] Cf. Tangshi 229
By holding out advantages to him, he can cause the enemy to approach of his own accord; or, by inflicting damage, he [...] Cf. Sunzi 76
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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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