Quoted from a passage of Tao Te Ching, a beautifully written Daoist work that teaches how to bring wisdom into action. Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know. Close your mouth. Shut the gates. Be soft. Untangle your knots. Soften your brilliance. Become one with the dust. This is the profound union. No one can get close to you, yet they cannot be distant either. No one can help or harm you. No one can honor or disgrace you. Thus you achieve the highest state of humankind.
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Inspired by the Handmaids Tale this design features the iconic words Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum. This is a made-up Latin phrase which was a schoolboy joke written in the Commanders Latin schoolbook. It roughly translates to “don’t let the bastards grind you down.” Outside the world of the book and new TV series on Hulu, the phrase has become a feminist rallying cry for women.
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"nolite te bastardes carborundorum" is said to mean: "Don't let the bastards grind you down." Revisiting Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale after all these years is still chilling. Resist. Unite. Stand up for what's right. ©050617
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