Is it not through her selflessness that she is able to perfect herself?
Be simply yourself and don't compare or compete.
Therefore, what has a (positive) existence serves for profitable adaptation, and what has not that for (actual) usefulness.
The sage has in the world an appearance of indecision, and keeps his mind in a state of indifference to all.
Possessed of the Tao, he endures long; and to the end of his bodily life, is exempt from all danger of decay.
Accomplish but do not boast, accomplish without show, accomplish without arrogance, accomplish without grabbing, accomplish without forcing.
To speak little is natural. Therefore a gale does not blow a whole morning nor does a downpour last a whole day.
The ancients were subtle, mysterious, profound, responsive. The depth of their knowledge is unfathomable. Because it is unfathomable, All we can do is describe their appearance.
He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.
He will strike the blow, but will be on his guard against being vain or boastful or arrogant in consequence of it.
Love is a decision - not an emotion!
Be the chief but never the lord.