Making peace between great enemies –
surely there will be lingering hatred?
What can remedy this?
The wise person holds to the lower position,
and does not make claim on others.
He who possesses virtue keeps his promises.
He who does not possess virtue insists on payment.
Even though the Tao is without preference,
it is in accord with the virtuous person.
-Lao-tzu- (Tao Te Ching, verse 79, interpretation by Robert Brookes)