How goes the night ? / It is not yet midnight. / The torch is blazing in the court-yard. / My princely men are [...] Cf. Shijing 182
The Master said, "The rude tribes of the east and north have their princes, and are not like the States of our great [...] Cf. Lunyu 45
Sui / Following / Thunder in the middle of the lake: The image of FOLLOWING. Thus the superior man at [...] Cf. Yijing 17
To understand others is to have knowledge; / To understand oneself is to be illumined. / To conquer others needs [...] Cf. Daodejing 33
Grass has run wild now by the Bridge of Red-Birds; / And swallows' wings, at sunset, in Blacktail Row / Where [...] Cf. Tangshi 280
Now an army is exposed to six several calamities, not arising from natural causes, but from faults for which the [...] Cf. Sunzi 163
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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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