Look at the foot of the Han, / How abundantly grow the hazel and the arrow-thorn ! / Easy and self-possessed was [...] Cf. Shijing 239
The Master said, "When good government prevails in a state, language may be lofty and bold, and actions the same. When [...] Cf. Lunyu 350
Mêng / Youthful Folly / A spring wells up at the foot of the mountain: The image of YOUTH. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 4
The Valley Spirit never dies. / It is named the Mysterious Female. / And the doorway of the Mysterious Female / Is the [...] Cf. Daodejing 6
The Emperor has sent for Lady Guoguo. / In the morning, riding toward the palace-gate, / Disdainful of the [...] Cf. Tangshi 285
Now, when your weapons are dulled, your ardor damped, your strength exhausted and your treasure spent, other chieftains [...] Cf. Sunzi 16
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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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