The most perfect thing can seem flawed, but this does not impair its usefulness. The greatest abundance can seem inadequate, but this does not limit its utility.
The greatest truth appears wrong, the greatest intelligence appears stupid, the greatest gain appears to be a loss.
Activity overcomes the feeling of being cold, and keeping still conquers the feeling of being hot. Peaceful tranquility — this is the right way in the world.
(from Tao Te Ching, verse 45, translation by Robert Brookes)