"The highest goodness is like water.

Water easily benefits all things without struggle.

Yet it abides in places that men hate.

Therefore it is like the Way.


For dwelling, the Earth is good.

For the mind, depth is good.

The goodness of giving is in the timing.

The goodness of speech is in honesty.

In government, self-mastery is good.

In handling affairs, ability is good.


If you do not wrangle, you will not be blamed."


Laozi 《Daode Jing》 Chapter8



Translated by A. Charles Muller, Daode Jing 道德經


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