Governing a great nation is like cooking a
small fish – too much handling will spoil it.
Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good
with goodness.Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest, and
be also honest to those who are not
honest. Thus honesty is attained.
Knowing others is wisdom,
knowing yourself is
When I let go of what I am,
I become of what I might be.
— Lao Tzu