Tao Te – 24

straining on tiptoe is an unsteady state
pushing the pace cannot be sustained
putting on a show will reveal shallowness
self-righteous behavior may be feared but not respected
boasting builds nothing
a brag lasts only as long as it can stay in the mouth

those encompassed by Tao know these
empty calories and excess baggage
facsimile happiness
step around them

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