Calm and repose are what he prizes; victory (by force of arms) is to him undesirable.
He who overcomes others is strong.
To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.
Manage affairs before they are in a mess.
All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
If any one should wish to get the kingdom for himself, and to effect this by what he does, I see that he will not succeed.