A great nation is like a mighty river valley.
People, goods, and services all flow to it.
The more powerful it becomes,
The more humble it must be.
A great nation is like a great man.
He too must become humble and yielding.
When he harms another, he must make it right.
His greatest enemy stares at him in the mirror.
If a man and a nation are centered in the Tao,
They serve the world and nourish people.
They can be a light to all that see them.