Is it not because he has no personal and private ends, that therefore such ends are realised?
Silence is a source of great strength.
Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good. He who knows has no wide learning; he who has wide learning does not know.
The getting that (favour) leads to the apprehension (of losing it), and the losing it leads to the fear of (still greater calamity):—this is what is meant by saying that favour and disgrace would seem equally to be feared.
All things under heaven sprang from It as existing (and named); that existence sprang from.
The thirty spokes unite in the one nave; but it is on the empty space (for the axle), that the use of the wheel depends.