Ancient Words of Wisdom

Tao Te Ching



Opposition

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

To reduce someone's influence, first expand it;
To reduce someone's force, first increase it;
To overthrow someone, first exalt them;
To take from someone, first give to them.

This is the subtlety by which the weak overcome the strong:
Fish should not leave their depths,
And swords should not leave their scabbards.




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