Tao Te Ching Chapter 62

Tao is the mysterious secret of the universe,

The good man's treasure,

And the bad man's refuge.

Beautiful saying can be sold at the market,

Noble conduct can be presented as a gift.

Though there be bad people,

Why reject them?


Therefore on the crowning of an emperor,

On the appointment of the Three Ministers,

Rather than send tributes of jade and teams of four horses,

Send in the tribute of Tao.

Wherein did the ancients prize this Tao?

Did they not say, 'to search for the guilty ones and pardon them'?

Therefore is (tao) the treasure of the world.

Tao Te Ching