When the Great Tao (Way or Method) ceased to be observed, benevolence and righteousness came into vogue.
When pure sincerity forms within, it is outwardly realized in other people's hearts.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
When armies are mobilized and issues are joined The man who is sorry over the fact will win.
What’s softest in the world rushes and runs over what’s hardest in the world. The immaterial enters the impenetrable. So I know the good in not doing. The wordless teaching, the profit in not doing— not many people understand it.
When a person puts on a show, trying to appear great, their mediocrity is soon exposed.