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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