#78. Yielding Overcomes that Which is Immovable
Water is the softest and
Most yielding substance.
Thus, it can dissolve the hard and immovable.
The soft dissolves the hard. That which yields can overcome That which is immovable.
In this, water has no equal.
But who practices this in life? The sage takes the low spots and Thieves don’t trouble him.
He lives a simple life and
His years are beyond measure.
-The Alchemist’s Tao Te Ching: Transforming Your Lead Into Gold https://www.amazon.com/dp/1718636970/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_DQl6CbQWK7ZN4