Abolish sagehood and abandon cunning, the people will benefit a hundredfold; Abolish humaneness and abandon righteousness, the people will once again be filial and kind; Abolish cleverness and abandon profit, bandits and thieves will be no more.
These three statements are inadequate as a civilizing doctrine;
Let something be added to them:
Evince the plainness of undyed silk,
Embrace the simplicity of the unhewn log;
and you will be without worries.
Support Author: Victor H. Mair
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Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu