God has reversed [His usual course of procedure], / And the lower people are full of distress. / The words which [...] Cf. Shijing 254
Tsze-yû said, "In serving a prince, frequent remonstrances lead to disgrace. Between friends, frequent reproofs make [...] Cf. Lunyu 92
Hêng / Duration / Thunder and wind: the image of DURATION. Thus the superior man stands firm And does not change has [...] Cf. Yijing 32
It is because every one under Heaven recognizes beauty as beauty, that the idea of ugliness exists. / And equally if [...] Cf. Daodejing 2
Her jade-white staircase is cold with dew; / Her silk soles are wet, she lingered there so long.... / Behind [...] Cf. Tangshi 255
On dispersive ground, therefore, fight not. On facile ground, halt not. On contentious ground, attack not. [...] Cf. Sunzi 189
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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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