The GB are Taoist...who knew?

by TheWormTower 0 Replies latest social humour

  • TheWormTower

    Not to value and employ men of superior ability is the way to
    keep the people from rivalry among themselves; not to prize articles
    which are difficult to procure is the way to keep them from becoming
    thieves; not to show them what is likely to excite their desires is
    the way to keep their minds from disorder.

    Therefore the sage, in the exercise of his government, empties
    their minds, fills their bellies, weakens their wills, and strengthens
    their bones.

    He constantly (tries to) keep them without knowledge and without
    desire, and where there are those who have knowledge, to keep them
    from presuming to act (on it). When there is this abstinence from
    action, good order is universal.

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