“the confidently said is never flashy
the flashy remark lacks all confidence

the person who knows what he’s talking about
never argues while the person who doesn’t know

what he’s talking about always argues
a person who understands something doesn’t dabble

yet the dabbler never understands anything
avoid the accumulation and expansion of things

put what you have to other people’s use
do that and you will experience true accumulation

the overarching dao is pointed but doesn’t injure
the specific dao is to do what you do without arguing”

– daode jing, Thomas Meyer translation

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