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将欲歙之 That which will be shrunk
必固张之 Must first be stretched.
将欲弱之   That which will be weakened
必固强之   Must first be strengthened.
将欲废之 wile lili e ilo la, That which will be torn down
必固兴之 tenpo open li suli e ilo ni. Must first be raised up.
将欲夺之   That which will be taken
必固与之   Must first be given.
是谓微明   This is called “subtle awareness.”
柔弱胜刚强   The soft and weak overcomes the hard and strong.
鱼不可脱于渊   A fish should not leave the depths of the waters.
国之利器   The country’s potent weapons
不可以示人   Should not be shown to its people.

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