Lofty is that southern hill, / With its masses of rocks ! / Awe-inspiring are you, O [Grand] master Yin, / And [...] Cf. Shijing 191
Chî K'ang asked Confucius about government, saying, "What do you say to killing the unprincipled for the good of the [...] Cf. Lunyu 312
Hêng / Duration / Thunder and wind: the image of DURATION. Thus the superior man stands firm And does not change has [...] Cf. Yijing 32
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
Last night, while a gust blew peach-petals open / And the moon shone high on the Palace Beyond Time, / The [...] Cf. Tangshi 266
Hostile armies may face each other for years, striving for the victory which is decided in a single day. This being so, [...] Cf. Sunzi 238
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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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