‘Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come. ~Lord Byron
Written by Lao-tzu
From a translation by S. Mitchell
If you overesteem great men,
people become powerless.
If you overvalue possessions,
people begin to steal.
The Master leads
by emptying people’s minds
and filling their cores,
by weakening their ambition
and toughening their resolve.
He helps people lose everything
they know, everything they desire,
and creates confusion
in those who think that they know.
and everything will fall into place.