Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The greatest straightness seems crooked



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The greatest accomplishments seem imperfect,
yet their usefulness is not diminished.
The greatest fullness seems empty,
yet it will be inexhaustible.
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The greatest straightness seems crooked.
The most valued skill seems like clumsiness.
The greatest speech seems full of stammers.
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Movement overcomes the cold,
and stillness overcomes the heat.
That which is pure and still is the universal ideal.
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Lao Tzu
from the Tao Te Ching
translation by j.h.mcdonald
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