Wednesday, August 5, 2020
HAPPY 69th BIRTHDAY!
"Pick a flower will move a distant star"
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Words of Wisdom from the Chinese Sage Lao Tzu
|Lao Tzu (604 BC-517 BC),
Tao Te Ching, Verse 69:
The generals have a saying:
"Rather than make the first move
it is better to wait and see.
Rather than advance an inch
it is better to retreat a yard." This is called
going forward without advancing,
pushing back without using weapons.
There is no greater misfortune
than underestimating your enemy.
Underestimating your enemy
means thinking that he is evil.
Thus you destroy your three treasures
and become an enemy yourself.
When two great forces oppose each other,
the victory will go
to the one that knows how to yield.
translated by Stephen Mitchell,
Tao Te Ching (4th century BC)
Harper & Row, New York, 1988)
Lao Tzu (detail)
Silk Painting in
Happy 69th Birthday Dear Cathy
May you find 69 a wonderful year!
With well wishes,
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