The best man in his dwelling loves the earth. In his heart, he loves what is profound. In his associations, he loves humanity. In his words, he loves faithfulness. In government, he loves order. In handling affairs, he loves competence. In his activities, he loves timeliness. It is because he does not compete that he is without reproach.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profundity. Kindness in giving creates love.
With few there is attainment. With much there is confusion.
A person who prematurely believes that they comprehend the Tao sees only its external luster, and this is the beginning of delusion.
Nature never hurries, yet everything is accomplished.
If you keep feeling a point that has been sharpened, the point cannot long preserve its sharpness.