Cold come the waters down from that spring, / And overflow the bushy wolf's-tail grass, / Ah me ! I awake and sigh, [...] Cf. Shijing 153
The Master said, "A horse is called a ch'î, not because of its strength, but because of its other good qualities." [...] Cf. Lunyu 380
Chun / Difficulty at the Beginning / Clouds and thunder: The image of DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 3
What Tao plants cannot be plucked, / What Tao clasps, cannot slip. / By its virtue alone can one generation after [...] Cf. Daodejing 54
Here, south of the Yangzi, grows a red orangetree. / All winter long its leaves are green, / Not because of a [...] Cf. Tangshi 4
The general that hearkens to my counsel and acts upon it, will conquer: –let such a one be retained in command! The [...] Cf. Sunzi 10
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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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