I can tell. Everyone can tell. Every lie begins with the belief that others are foolish, or blind.
Most people have been cheated and robbed before. We all know the signs. It’s just sad, and pathetic.
I wish the world was not this way, but it is. That is why it is important to tell the truth. It’s less painful then you believe it to be. It will feel great to let it all go.
In caring for others and serving heaven,
There is nothing like using restraint.
Restraint begins with giving up one`s own ideas.
This depends on Virtue gathered in the past.
If there is a good store of Virtue, then nothing is impossible.
If nothing is impossible, then there are no limits.
If a man knows no limits, then he is fit to be a ruler.
The mother principle of ruling holds good for a long time.
This is called having deep roots and a firm foundation,
The Tao of long life and eternal vision.
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu
Translation by Ray Burgess