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79th Verse~The Love and Wisdom of the Tao

Posted by Thuy Dam on

"Someone must risk returning injury with kindness or hostility will never turn to goodwill. I choose to preclude any future conflict by emanating love and kindness." 

79th Verse

After a bitter quarrel, some resentment remains. What can one do about it? Being content with what you have is always best in the end. Someone must risk returning injury with kindness, or hostility will never turn to goodwill. So the wise always give without expecting gratitude. 

One with true virtue always seeks a way to give. One who lacks true virtue always seeks a way to get. To the giver comes the fullness of life; to the taker, just an empty hand.


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