DAILY SELECTIONS FROM LAO-TZU’S TAO TE CHING — SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

Only when the Tao is forgotten
is there a need for morality and righteousness.

Only when intelligence and cleverness appear
is there a need for pretense.

Only when families are not in harmony
is there a need for filial piety.

Only when the state is in disorder
is there a need for patriotism.

-Lao-tzu- (Tao Te Ching, verse 18, interpretation by Robert Brookes)

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