He who in (Tao's) wars has skill

He who in (Tao's) wars has skill
Assumes no martial port;

He who fights with most good will

To rage makes no resort

He who vanquishes yet still

Keeps from his foes apart;

He whose hests men most fulfil

Yet humbly plies his art

Thus we say, 'He ne'er contends,

And therein is his might'

Thus we say, 'Men's wills he bends,

That they with him unite'

Thus we say, 'Like Heaven's his ends,

No sage of old more bright'

He who holds back rising anger like a rolling chariot, He who inflicts pain on innocent and harmless persons, will facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail