Ye, brilliant and accomplished princess, / Have conferred on me this happiness. / Your favours to me are without [...] Cf. Shijing 269
The Master said, "Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous." [...] Cf. Lunyu 31
T'ung Jên / Fellowship with Men / Heaven together with fire: The image of FELLOWSHIP WITH MEN. Thus the superior man [...] Cf. Yijing 13
Tao in the Universe is like the south-west corner in the house. / It is the treasure of the good man, / The support of [...] Cf. Daodejing 62
The fine clouds have opened and the River of Stars is gone, / A clear wind blows across the sky, and the moon [...] Cf. Tangshi 67
Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you [...] Cf. Sunzi 40
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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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