Great is God, / Beholding this lower world in majesty. / He surveyed the four quarters [of the kingdom], / [...] Cf. Shijing 241
The Master said, "Filial indeed is Min Tsze-ch'ien! Other people say nothing of him different from the report of his [...] Cf. Lunyu 272
Chi Chi / After Completion / Water over fire: the image of the condition In AFTER COMPLETION. Thus the superior [...] Cf. Yijing 63
When he is born, man is soft and weak; in death he becomes stiff and hard. The ten thousand creatures and all plants [...] Cf. Daodejing 76
When those red berries come in springtime, / Flushing on your southland branches, / Take home an armful, for my [...] Cf. Tangshi 227
Hiding order beneath the cloak of disorder is simply a question of subdivision; [...] Cf. Sunzi 69
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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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