DAILY SELECTIONS FROM LAO-TZU’S TAO TE CHING — OCTOBER 06, 2019

If you want something reduced, first let it expand.
If you want something weakened, first let it become strong.
If you want something forgotten, first let it be exalted.
If you want something taken, first let it be valued.

This is a subtle insight:
the flexible overcomes the strong and unyielding.

Therefore, just as a fish should not leave its water,
a country should not show its weapons to the people.

-Lao-tzu- (Tao Te Ching, verse 36, interpretation by Robert Brookes)

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