#Tao te Ching 57


Leaders may use force,

But then they are not leading.

Leading requires having

No action, no purpose, no striving.


How do I know?  Look and see

Heavy-handedness creates poverty;

Weapons create fear;

Craftiness creates shady behavior;

The more control,

The less control exists.


This is why wise ones say


I will not coerce, and

People will transform themselves;

I will not intrude, and

People will prosper;

I will control my desires,

And everyone will do the same.


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