DAILY SELECTIONS FROM LAO-TZU’S TAO TE CHING — JANUARY 17, 2019

The greatest leader is unknown to the people, a good leader is known and beloved, an adequate leader is treated with respect, a poor leader is treated with disdain.

Trust in oneself is not sufficient. Indeed, the leader is not worthy of such trust from others.

Self-effacing, the leader is careful with words. Fulfilling duties and accomplishing works for all people, who then will say that they did it all themselves.

–Lao-tzu–

(from Tao Te Ching, verse 17, translation by Robert Brookes)

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