Those truly linked don't need correspondence, When they meet again after many years apart, Their friendship is as true as ever.
We may be floating on Tao, but there is nothing wrong with steering. If Tao is like a river, it is certainly good to know where the rocks are.
It is too facile to say that the way to follow Tao is to simply go along with the flow of life. Sometimes, like the carp, we must know when to go it alone.
Grappling with fate is like meeting an expert wrestler: to escape, you have to accept the fall when you are thrown. The only thing that counts is whether you get back up.
All teachings are mere references. The true experience is living your own life. Then, even the holiest of words are only words.
Those who don't know how to suffer are the worst off. There are times when the only correct thing we can do is to bear out troubles until a better day.
If you have a good idea, use it so that you will not only accomplish something, but so that you can make room for new ones to flow into you.
Who you are is always right.
The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.
Expression is never helped by suppression.