The husband's to their old age, / In her headdress, and the cross-pins, with their six jewels ; / Easy and [...] Cf. Shijing 47
The Master said, "Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with virtue." [...] Cf. Lunyu 464
Shih Ho / Biting Through / Thunder and lighting: The image of BITING THROUGH. Thus the kings of former times made firm [...] Cf. Yijing 21
Perfect activity leaves no track behind it; / Perfect speech is like a jade-worker whose tool leaves no mark. / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 27
A faint phoenix-tail gauze, fragrant and doubled, / Lines your green canopy, closed for the night.... / Will [...] Cf. Tangshi 217
The different measures suited to the nine varieties of ground; When there are means of communication on all four [...] Cf. Sunzi 208
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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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