Daodejing 32

  The unchanging way remains unmanageable. Even though it is small and simple, no one dares claim to be its master. If leaders really mastered it,all would submit to them—the skyand earth would suddenly unite, raining down plenty, and all people would share,fairly, without compulsion. When the way becomes action,we have a name for that … More Daodejing 32

Daodejing 31

Weapons are instruments of death. Therefore, living things hate them. Followers of the way avoid weapons except in direstcircumstance, preferring calm. Avoid victory by force— violence leads only to violence. Remember: a killer is never trusted long. Celebrate a victory like a funeral.

Daodejing 24

Those who stand on tiptoes  do not stand firmly.   Those with long strides  do not walk comfortably.   Those with loud opinions  never get heard.    Those showing off  do not shine.    No one sees the conceited as worthy.   From the point of view of the way   all the above are … More Daodejing 24

Daodejing 19

Forget wisdom; stop being an expert; then everybody  is better off.   When we stop  talking about justice,  we will find honest compassion.   When we drop rhetoric and forget scheming, there will be  no more theft.    Three things lead  toward understanding  the way of the universe:   See simply;  act in accord with … More Daodejing 19