Lao-Tzu #73: Being over bold and confident is deadly. The wise use of caution will keep you alive.

73

 

Being over bold and confident is deadly.

The wise use of caution will keep you alive.

 

One is the way to death,

and the other is the way to preserve your life.

Who can understand the workings of Heaven?

 

The Tao of the universe

does not compete, yet wins;

does not speak, yet responds;

does not command, yet is obeyed;

and does act, but is good at directing.

 

The nets of Heaven are wide,

but nothing escapes its grasp.

***

Tao Te Ching

By Lao-Tzu

A translation for the public domain by j.h.mcdonald, 1996

www.wright-house.com/religions/taoism/tao-te-ching.html

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