We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
41 When a superior man heard of Tao, He cultivates himself diligently. When an average man heard of Tao, He is doubtful, vague and would give up halfway. When an inferior man heard of Tao, He laughs and thinks of It as foolish. If Tao is not being laughed at, It is not the Great Tao. Thus, there is a traditional saying of, One who is enlightened with Tao may appear foolish. He who is advancing in Tao may appear to withdraw. Great Tao is plain and simple which can adapt to all circumstances, although It may seem uneven and rough. A man of superior virtue is like an empty, receptive valley. A man of innocence may appear to be disgraced. A man of great virtue appears to be deficient. A man who practices Tao and actively achieves great merits may appear gentle and meek. A man who follows his true self may appear to be changeable. Generosity has no rough angels. Great achievement is time consuming, and is slow to complete. Great tone has no sound. Great Tao is formless, It is invisible and has no name. It benefits all and fulfills all.Fetch new verse at random.
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