- 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.
- The Alchemist’s Tao Te Ching: Transforming Your Lead Into Gold