The greatest power is like water


The greatest power is like water;
water benefits the ten thousand things,
yet sinks to places undesired by man.
Thus it is like the way.

The power of a home is in its location,
the power of the mind is in its depth,
the power of giving is in generosity,
the power of speech is in truth,
the power of government is in order,
the power of work is in ability,
the power of action is in timing.

For this reason,
there is no contending,
there is no blame.


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