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Chapter eighty-one: Telling it true

True words aren't charming,
charming words aren't true.
Good people aren't contentious,
contentious people aren't good.
People who know aren't learned,
learned people don't know.

Wise souls don't hoard;
the more they do for others the more they have,
the more they give the richer they are.
The Way of heaven profits without destroying.
Doing without outdoing
is the Way of the wise.

Lao Tzu, Tao te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way,
1998, Shambhala Press.
Ursula K. Le Guin and J.P. Seaton.
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