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Because of a great love, one is courageous.
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When the people of the world all know beauty as beauty, there arises the recognition of
ugliness. When they all know the good as good, there arises the recognition of evil.
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He who possesses virtue in abundance may be compared to an infant.
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To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is a
disease.
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People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.
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I have three treasures. Guard and keep them: The first is deep love, the second is frugality,
and the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world. Because of deep love, one is
courageous. Because of frugality, one is generous. Because of not daring to be ahead of the
world, one becomes the leader of the world.
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The way of the sage is to act but not to compete.
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To yield is to be preserved whole. To be bent is to become straight. To be empty is to be
full. To be worn out is to be renewed. To have little is to possess. To have plenty is to be
perplexed.
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The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
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He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire.
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Heaven's net is indeed vast. Though its meshes are wide, it misses nothing.
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Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the
principle of softness overcoming hardness.
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The way of the heaven is to benefit others and not to injure.
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When the highest type of men hear Tao, they diligently practice it. When the average type
of men hear Tao, they half believe in it. When the lowest type of men hear Tao, they laugh
heartily at it.
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The sage never strives himself for the great, and thereby the great is achieved.
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Tao is the storehouse of all things. It is the good man's treasure and the bad man's refuge.
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The best man is like water. Water is good; it benefits all things and does not compete with
them. It dwells in lowly places that all disdain. This is why it is so near to Tao.
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Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.
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To become learned, each day add something.
To become enlightened, each day drop something.
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Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you
will be found.
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Boasting of wealth and virtue brings your demise.
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If you understand others you are smart. If you understand yourself you are illuminated. If you
overcome others you are powerful. If you overcome yourself you have strength. If you know
how to be satisfied you are rich. If you can act with vigor, you have a will. If you don't lose
your objectives you can be long-lasting. If you die without loss, you are eternal.
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Our enemies are not demons, but human beings like ourselves.
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Let your workings remain a mystery. Just show people the results.
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Know glory but cleave to humiliation.
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The sage wears rough clothing and holds the jewel in his heart.
Lao Tzu

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