Whatever is flexible and living will tend to grow; whatever is rigid and blocked will wither and die.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you aren't afraid of dying, there is nothing you can't achieve. Trying to control the future is like trying to take the master carpenter's place. When you handle the master carpenter's tools, chances are that you'll cut yourself.
Anything great is long in making.
The world belongs to those who let go.
Calm and repose are what he prizes; victory (by force of arms) is to him undesirable.