Those who understand the way do not talk about it,
and those who talk about the way do not understand it.
Therefore the wise person:
Closes his mouth,
locks his gates,
tempers his sharpness,
simplifies his problems,
softens his glare.
Unite yourself with the low –
this is the profound harmony.
Where there is no attachment,
there is liberation from aversion
Where there is no profit,
there is liberation from loss,
Where there is no honor,
there is liberation from disgrace.
Therefore this is the most cherished way on earth.
-Lao-tzu- (Tao Te Ching, verse 56, interpretation by Robert Brookes)