Rebellious Observation

The following are excerpts from The Tao Te Ching.

When there is no desire all things are at peace.

He who defeats himself is powerful.


He who knows happiness is rich.

Be humble and you will become whole.

Bend and you will become straight.

The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.


Empty yourself and you will become full.

Wear yourself out and you will become new.

If you don’t trust people, you make them untrustworthy.

He who stands on tiptoe doesn’t stand firm.

He who rushes ahead doesn’t go far.

He who tries to shine dims his own light.

He who defines himself can’t know who he really is.

Success is just as dangerous as failure.

Hope is as hollow as fear.

Colors blind the eye.

Sounds deafen the ear.

Flavors numb the taste.

Thoughts weaken the mind.

Desires wither the heart.

He who clings…

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