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Lao Tzu

"The highest good is like water. Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive. It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao. No fight; No blame."

- Lao Tzu, Eight | Jane English translation of Tao Te Ching


Original context

The highest good is like water.
Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive.
It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao.

In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go deep in the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
In speech, be true.
In ruling, be just.
In daily life, be excellent.
In action, be aware of the time and the season.

No fight; No blame.

- Lao Tzu, Eight | Jane English translation of Tao Te Ching


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