He who stands on tiptoe is not steady.
He who strides cannot maintain the pace.
He who makes a show is not enlightened.
He who is self-righteous is not respected.
He who boasts achieves nothing.
He who brags will not endure.
According to followers of the Tao,
“These are unnecessary food and luggage.”
They do not bring happiness.
Therefore followers of the Tao avoid them.
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu
Translation by Ray Burgess