Tao Te Ching Chapter 49

The Sage has no decided opinions and feelings,

But regards the people's opinions and feelings as his own.


The good ones I declare good;

The bad ones I also declare good.

That is the goodness of Virtue.

The honest ones I believe;

The liars I also believe;

That is the faith of Virtue.


The Sage dwells in the world peacefully, harmoniously.

The people of the world are brought into a community of heart,

And the Sage regards them all as his own children.

Tao Te Ching