From the Tao Teh Ching

Those who know the other Have learning. Those who know themselves Have wisdom. Those who overcome others Have strength; Those who overcome themselves Have power. Those who know enough Is enough are rich. Those with resolve Go on. Those with hope Go on and on. Those who die But are not forgotten Live on.

from a new translation of the Tao Teh Ching 38

The wise do not strive And therefore are effective. The lackluster never cease striving, And therefore achieve little. The wise never force, knowing Force gets nothing done. The wise bring compassion Because they do not think about it. The wise create justice Because they do not worry about it. Those concerned only with appearances Have … More from a new translation of the Tao Teh Ching 38