July 24th, 2016

The Tao Is Tao (84)



The Taoist sage
will rather lose face
than manipulate others
to save face.
If nonmanipulative action
cannot save him,
he prefers dishonour.

The Taoist sage is not touched
by the opinions of others,
for he lives in emptinesss
where reputation does not exist.

-- Jos Stabbert

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