How can it be said that he is without robes ? / He has those of the seven orders ; / But it is better that he get [...] Cf. Shijing 122
The Master said, "The student of virtue has no contentions. If it be said he cannot avoid them, shall this be in [...] Cf. Lunyu 47
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does [...] Cf. Daodejing 8
I wonder why my inlaid harp has fifty strings, / Each with its flower-like fret an interval of youth. / ...The [...] Cf. Tangshi 209
When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and their ardor [...] Cf. Sunzi 15
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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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