To speak few words is the natural way.
The strong wind cannot last the whole morning,
the torrential rain cannot last all day.
It is nature that causes these things,
but even nature cannot cause them to go on forever.
If nature cannot do this, then certainly man cannot do so.
Therefore in whatever you do, let it be done through the Tao.
Follow the Tao and act with virtue.
If you do not follow the Tao, then loss and failure will follow you.
The Tao happily accepts all followers, but so do loss and failure.
Faith in oneself is not enough.
Indeed, the wise person is not worthy of such faith from others.
-Lao-tzu- (Tao Te Ching, verse 23, interpretation by Robert Brookes)