Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

We are all working together on one project, some with knowledge and design, others without knowing what they are doing, as if they are asleep. It was Heraclitus, I think, who said that everyone takes part in what happens in the universe. But people cooperate in different ways—some work hard, some complain, and some hinder … More Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

Daodejing 53

Were anyone to ask me to govern according to the way, first I would work at humility. The way is clear but people choose alleys. Look at the polished buildings. Now notice that the fields are rutted. This is why your food is tainted. Look at the elegant clothing; at the impressive weapons; see how … More Daodejing 53