In ancient times those who practiced the way did not seek to enlighten others, they kept it hidden.
People are hard to lead because of their cleverness. Therefore those who use cleverness to lead do so to their detriment. However leading without cleverness brings good fortune.
To recognize these two principles is to know a natural pattern. to know this natural pattern is to understand a profound virtue. This profound virtue is deep and far reaching!
All things return to the source, thus obtaining complete harmony.
(from Tao Te Ching, verse 65, translation by Robert Brookes)