Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
A mans excellence is like that of water It benefits all things without striving It takes to the low places shunned by men. Water is akin to Tao.... In all the earth nothing weaker than water, Yet in attacking the hard, nothing superior, Nothing so certain in wearing down strength There is no way to resist it. Note then The weak conquer the strong, The yielding outlast the aggressors.
Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.
Merged and undifferentiated, like muddy water.
Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a p
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
The highest goodness is like water. Water benefits all things and does not compete. It stays in the lowly places which others despise. Therefore it is near The Eternal.
Muddy water, let stand becomes clear.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
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