Shu has gone hunting ; / And in the streets there are no inhabitants. / Are there indeed no inhabitants ? / [But] [...] Cf. Shijing 77
Tsze-hsiâ said, "He, who from day to day recognizes what he has not yet, and from month to month does not forget what [...] Cf. Lunyu 489
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
He who aims at life achieves death. / If the “companions of life” are thirteen, so likewise are the “companions of [...] Cf. Daodejing 50
Throughout this dynasty no one had painted horses / Like the master-spirit, Prince Jiangdu – / And then to [...] Cf. Tangshi 60
When you plunder a countryside, let the spoil be divided amongst your men; [...] Cf. Sunzi 109
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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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