They shall wear elegant and ornamented robes, carry a sharp sword at their girdle, pamper themselves in eating and drinking, and have a superabundance of property and wealth;—such (princes) may be called robbers and boasters.
In not wanting is stillness. In stillness all under heaven rests.
Who can (make) the muddy water (clear)?
Too much brightness blinds the eyes. Too much sound deafens the ears. Too much flavour ruins the tongue. Chasing desires to excess turns your mind towards madness, and valuing precious things impairs good judgment.
To speak little is natural. Therefore a gale does not blow a whole morning nor does a downpour last a whole day.
Some say that my teaching is nonsense.