Why not simply honor your parents, love your children, help your brothers and sisters, care for your mate with devotion, complete your work cooperatively and joyfully, assume responsibility for problems, practice virtue without first demanding it of others, understand the highest truths yet retain an ordinary manner? That wold be true clarity, true simplicity, true […]
Muddy water, let stand – becomes clear.
To undertake executions for the master executioner is like hewing wood for the master carpenter. Whoever undertakes to do so rarely escapes injuring his own hands.
Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.
All things in the world come from being. And being comes from non-being.
Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
Activity conquers cold, but stillness conquers heat.
The sage manages affairs without action and spreads doctrines without words… By acting without action, all things will be in order.