Ancient Words of Wisdom

Tao Te Ching



Rebellion

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

When rulers take grain so that they may feast,
Their people become hungry;
When rulers take action to serve their own interests,
Their people become rebellious;
When rulers take lives so that their own lives are maintained,
Their people no longer fear death.

When people act without regard for their own lives
They overcome those who value only their own lives.



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