Tao Te Ching Chapter 26

The Solid is the root of the light;

The Quiescent is the master of the Hasty.


Therefore the Sage travels all day

Yet never leaves his provision-cart.

In the midst of honor and glory,

He lives leisurely, undisturbed.


How can the ruler of a great country

Make light of his body in the empire (by rushing about)?

In light frivolity, the Center is lost;

In hasty action, self-mastery is lost.

Tao Te Ching