My four steeds advanced without stopping ; / The way from Zhou was winding and tedious. / Did I not have the wish [...] Cf. Shijing 162
The Master said, "Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors." [...] Cf. Lunyu 91
Li / The Clinging, Fire / That which is bright rises twice: The image of FIRE. Thus the great man, by perpetuating [...] Cf. Yijing 30
We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel; / But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness [...] Cf. Daodejing 11
After these ten torn wearisome years / We have met again. We were both so changed / That hearing first your [...] Cf. Tangshi 146
Appear at points which the enemy must hasten to defend; march swiftly to places where you are not expected. An army [...] Cf. Sunzi 77
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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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