So it is said, for him who understands Heavenly joy, life is the working of Heaven; death is the transformation of things. In stillness, he and the yin share a single Virtue; in motion, he and the yang share a single flow.
Men honor what lies within the sphere of their knowledge, but do not realize how dependent they are on what lies beyond it.
Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education.
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
All existing things are really one. We regard those that are beautiful and rare as valuable, and those that are ugly as foul and rotten The foul and rotten may come to be transformed into what is rare and valuable, and the rare and valuable into what is foul and rotten.
I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.