You should rule a great country As you would fry a small fish With the least turning.
More Quotes from Lao Tzu:Great acts are made up of small deeds.
To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is disease.
Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.
Though (the Tao) is uncreated itself, it creates all things. Because it has no substance, it can enter into where there is no space. Exercising by returning to itself, winning victories by remaining gentle and yielding, it is softer than anything, and therefore overcomes everything hard.
Because clarity and enlightenment are within your own nature, they are regained without moving an inch.
Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.
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I'm trying to go over my lines. I woke up on the floor, somebody had me in their arms. I didn't quite know who, people looked so unfamiliar. That's about all I remember.
Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason.
Real rebels are rarely anything but second rate outside their rebellion; the drain of time and temper is ruinous to any other accomplishment.
James Gould Cozzens