Ye, brilliant and accomplished princess, / Have conferred on me this happiness. / Your favours to me are without [...] Cf. Shijing 269
The Master said, "While his parents are alive, the son may not go abroad to a distance. If he does go abroad, he must [...] Cf. Lunyu 85
Chien / Obstruction / Water on the mountain: The image of OBSTRUCTION. Thus the superior man turns his attention to [...] Cf. Yijing 39
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
Your seven strings are like the voice / Of a cold wind in the pines, / Singing old beloved songs / Which no [...] Cf. Tangshi 238
At first, then, exhibit the coyness of a maiden, until the enemy gives you an opening; afterwards emulate the rapidity [...] Cf. Sunzi 221
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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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