Do not push forward a waggon ; – / You will only raise the dust about yourself. / Do not think of all your [...] Cf. Shijing 206
The Master said, "A man should say, I am not concerned that I have no place, I am concerned how I may fit myself for [...] Cf. Lunyu 80
Ch'ien / Modesty / Within the earth, a mountain: The image of MODESTY. Thus the superior man reduces that which is [...] Cf. Yijing 15
As for the things that from of old have understood the Whole — / The sky through such understanding remains limpid, / [...] Cf. Daodejing 39
Under blue mountains we wound our way, / My boat and 1, along green water; / Until the banks at low tide [...] Cf. Tangshi 97
Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his [...] Cf. Sunzi 86
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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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