One who is well planted in the Tao cannot be uprooted,
one who has a firm grasp of the Tao will not let it slip away.
Your descendants will not cease in their honor of you.
Cultivate the Tao in your person and virtue becomes genuine,
cultivate the Tao in your family and virtue will overflow,
cultivate the Tao in your community and virtue will be lasting,
cultivate the Tao in your nation and virtue will be in abundance
cultivate the Tao throughout the world and virtue will be pervasive.
Thus the person must be considered as a person,
the family must be considered as a family,
the community must be considered as a community,
the nation must be considered as a nation,
the world must be considered as a world.
How do I know this is so?
By means of the cultivation of virtue.
-Lao-tzu- (Tao Te Ching, verse 54, interpretation by Robert Brookes)