The Book of the Right Way of Laozi – 63.

63.

Act without acting. Work without working. Taste without tasting.
By virtue, the big becomes small, the numerous become few, the vengeful are mollified.
Resolve problems when they are easy (to solve).
Address the major while it is still minor.
Truly, the hardest things in the world  are comprised of the simplest things.
Truly, the biggest things in the world are comprised of the smallest things.
Because the sage achieves his ends with little effort,
Therefore, he achieves the greatest ends.
Few believe those who make easy promises.
Easy opportunities denote future unhappiness.
Truly, because the sage
Is prepared for any eventuality,
Therefore he achieves his ends without difficulty!

為無為,事無事,味無味。大小多少,報怨以德。圖難於其易,為大於其細;天下難事,必作於易,天下大事,必作於細。是以聖人終不為大,故能成其大。夫輕諾必寡信,多易必多難。是以聖人猶難之,故終無難矣。

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