Te-Tao Ching (Modern Library Series)

Te-Tao Ching (Modern Library Series)

by Lao-Tzu, Laozi, Lao Zi
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780679600602
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Series:
Modern Library Series
Edition description:
MODERN LIB
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
4.93(w) x 7.52(h) x 1.03(d)

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Lao-tzu
Sincere words are not showy; Showy words are not sincere. Those who know are not 'widely learned'; Those 'widely learned' do not know. The good do not have a lot; those with a lot are not good.

The Sage accumulates nothing. Having used what he had for others, He has even more. Having given what he had to others, What he has is even greater. Therefore, the Way of Heaven is to benefit and not cause any harm; The Way of Man is to act on behalf of others and not to compete with them.

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