Grandly lofty are the mountains, / With their large masses reaching to the heavens. / From these mountains was sent [...] Cf. Shijing 259
The philosopher Tsang said, "I daily examine myself on three points:– whether, in transacting business for others, I [...] Cf. Lunyu 4
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
“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
A wanderer hears drums portending battle. / By the first call of autumn from a wildgoose at the border, / He [...] Cf. Tangshi 109
If it is to your advantage, make a forward move; if not, stay where you are. [...] Cf. Sunzi 234
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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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