When wealth and honours lead to arrogancy, this brings its evil on itself.
When things are murky, quiet down, and they will gradually clear. Proceed, and momentum gradually builds.
When the intelligent and animal souls are held together in one embrace, they can be kept from separating.
When the people have many weapons, the nation grows more benighted.
When its work is accomplished, it does not claim the name of having done it.
When superior people hear guidance, they carry it out diligently and ably. When mediocre people hear guidance, it seems vague and uncertain. When lesser people hear guidance, they laugh.
When the best leader's work is done the people say, "We did it ourselves."
When one gives undivided attention to the (vital) breath, and brings it to the utmost degree of pliancy, he can become as a (tender) babe.