Daodejing 30

To assist a leader in The Way
of the creative universe
do not look to force–
the result is predictable.

Wherever an army is,
briars and thorns spring up.
Large armies lead to hunger.

A skillful commander strikes
a decisive blow, never seeking
total victory. He will win, then
guard against his own arrogance.

He strikes because he must,
with no thought of victory.

Nothing comes to fruition
Before its time, which is
The Way of The Way.
What is not in accord dies.



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