Dropping are the fruits from the plum-tree ; / There are [but] seven [tenths] of them left ! / For the [...] Cf. Shijing 20
The Master said, "Such was Hûi that for three months there would be nothing in his mind contrary to perfect virtue. The [...] Cf. Lunyu 127
Kuai / Break-through (Resoluteness) / The lake has risen up to heaven: The image of BREAK-THROUGH. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 43
The best charioteers do not rush ahead; / The best fighters do not make displays of wrath. / The greatest conqueror [...] Cf. Daodejing 68
Out of the east you visit me, / With the rain of Baling still on your clothes, / I ask you what you have come [...] Cf. Tangshi 30
Though according to my estimate the soldiers of Yueh exceed our own in number, that shall advantage them nothing in the [...] Cf. Sunzi 84
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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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