DAILY SELECTIONS FROM LAO-TZU’S TAO TE CHING — MARCH 15, 2019

If the people do not fear death, how can the threat of death frighten them?

Suppose that the people do fear death. Would a person break the law, knowing that he would be arrested and put to death? Would he put himself in that position?

There is one executioner. If a person were to take his place, it would be like taking the place of a master wood carver. There are few that would not injure themselves.

–Lao-tzu–

(from Tao Te Ching, verse 74, translation by Robert Brookes)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *