Oh ! great wast thou, O king Wu, / Displaying the utmost strength in thy work. / Truly accomplished was king Wen, / [...] Cf. Shijing 285
The Master said, "In the Book of Poetry are three hundred pieces, but the design of them all may be embraced in one [...] Cf. Lunyu 18
Tui / The Joyous, Lake / Lakes resting one on the other: The image of THE JOYOUS. Thus the superior man joins with his [...] Cf. Yijing 58
Fame or one's own self, which matters to one most? / One's own self or things bought, which should count most? / In the [...] Cf. Daodejing 44
My hair had hardly covered my forehead. / I was picking flowers, paying by my door, / When you, my lover, on a [...] Cf. Tangshi 43
Whether the object be to crush an army, to storm a city, or to assassinate an individual, it is always necessary to [...] Cf. Sunzi 251
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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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