by Lao Tze
Printed in 1891 Tao Teh King (Tao Te Ching): Sacred Books of the East Vol. 39
1. If we could renounce our sageness and discard our wisdom, it
would be better for the people a hundredfold. If we could renounce
our benevolence and discard our righteousness, the people would again
become filial and kindly. If we could renounce our artful
contrivances and discard our (scheming for) gain, there would be no
thieves nor robbers.
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