The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.
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Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge.
Those who make their living by collecting taxes cause the people to starve when the people starve, the tax collectors, having no one to tax starve also
The Tao gives birth to One. One gives birth to yin and yang. Yin and yang give birth to all things.... The complete whole is the complete whole. So also is any part the complete whole.... But forget about understanding and harmonizing and making all things one. The universe is already a harmonious oneness just realize it.
Ever desireless, one can see the mystery. Ever desiring, one can see the manifestations. These two spring from the same source but differ in name this appears as darkness. Darkness within darkness. The gate to all mystery.
The great rulers - the people do not notice their existence The lesser ones - they love and praise them The still lesser ones - they fear them The still lesser ones - they despise them.
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