Tao Te Ching Chapter 81

True words are not fine-sounding;

Fine-sounding words are not true.

A good man does not argue;

he who argues is not a good man.

the wise one does not know many things;

He who knows many things is not wise.


The Sage does not accumulate (for himself).

He lives for other people,

And grows richer himself;

He gives to other people,

And has greater abundance.


The Tao of Heaven

Blesses, but does not harm.

The Way of the Sage

Accomplishes, but does not contend.

Tao Te Ching