Ancient Words of Wisdom

Tao Te Ching



Rulers

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

The best rulers are scarcely known by their subjects;
The next best are loved and praised;
The next are feared;
The next despised:
They have no faith in their people,
And their people become unfaithful to them.

When the best rulers achieve their purpose
Their subjects claim the achievement as their own.



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