There is a solitary russet pear tree, / [But] its leaves are luxuriant. / Alone I walk unbefriended ; – / Is it [...] Cf. Shijing 119
1. Yen Yû said, "Is our Master for the ruler of Wei?" Tsze-kung said, "Oh! I will ask him." / 2. He went in [...] Cf. Lunyu 165
I / Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment) / At the foot of the mountain, thunder: The image of PROVIDING [...] Cf. Yijing 27
Great Tao is like a boat that drifts; / It can go this way; it can go that. / The ten thousand creatures owe their [...] Cf. Daodejing 34
From the temple, deep in its tender bamboos, / Comes the low sound of an evening bell, / While the hat of a [...] Cf. Tangshi 237
If you set a fully equipped army in march in order to snatch an advantage, the chances are that you will be too late. [...] Cf. Sunzi 98
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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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