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|If you used the Way as a principle for ruling
|You would not dominate the people by military force.
|What goes around comes around.
|Where the general has camped
|Thorns and brambles grow.
|In the wake of a great army
|Come years of famine.
|If you know what you are doing
|You will do what is necessary and stop there, not daring to use force.
|Accomplish but don’t boast
|Accomplish without show
|Accomplish without arrogance
|Accomplish without grabbing
|Accomplish without forcing.
|When things flourish they decline.
|This is called non-Way
|The non-Way is short-lived.