Thickly they spread about, the dolichos creepers, / On the borders of the He. / For ever separated from my [...] Cf. Shijing 71
The Master said, "If there were (any of the princes) who would employ me, in the course of twelve months, I should have [...] Cf. Lunyu 327
Ming I / Darkening of the Light / The light has sunk into the earth: The image of DARKENING OF THE LIGHT. Thus does [...] Cf. Yijing 36
“Kingdoms can only be governed if rules are kept; / Battles can only be won if rules are broken.” / But the adherence [...] Cf. Daodejing 57
My hair had hardly covered my forehead. / I was picking flowers, paying by my door, / When you, my lover, on a [...] Cf. Tangshi 43
Other conditions being equal, if one force is hurled against another ten times its size, the result will be the FLIGHT [...] Cf. Sunzi 164
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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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