Friday, February 10, 2012

overly bold


When people become overly bold,
then disaster will soon arrive.

Do not meddle with people's livelihoods;
if you respect them, they will in turn respect you.

Therefore, the Master knows herself but is 
not arrogant.
She loves herself but also loves others.
This is how she is able to make appropriate choices.

~ Lao Tzu
from the Tao Te Ching
translation by j.h.mcdonald