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|Standing on tiptoe, you are unsteady.
|Straddle-legged, you cannot go.
|If you show yourself, you will not be seen.
|If you affirm yourself, you will not shine.
|If you boast, you will have no merit.
|If you promote yourself, you will have no success.
|Those who abide in the Way call these
|Leftover food and wasted action
|And all things dislike them.
|Therefore the person of the Way does not act like this.