With that gentleness I can be bold; with that economy I can be liberal; shrinking from taking precedence of others, I can become a vessel of the highest honour.
The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
Used gently, and without the touch of pain.
To give birth, to nourish, to bear and not to own, to act and not lay claim, to lead and not to rule: this is mysterious power.
Just remain in the center; watching. And then forget that you are there.
Therefore the Tao is great.
Know glory but cleave to humiliation.
If I had not the body, what great calamity could come to me?
Simplicity without a name Is free from all external aim.