The past is behind, learn from it.
The future is ahead, prepare for it.
The present is here, live it.
Recognise beauty and ugliness is born.
Recognise good and evil is born.
Is and isn’t produce each other.
Hard depends on easy,
Long is tested by short,
High is determined by low,
Sound is harmonised by voice,
After is followed by before.
Therefore the Sage is devoted to non-action,
Moves without teaching,
Creates ten thousand things without instruction,
Lives but does not own,
Acts but does not presume,
Accomplishes without taking credit.
When no credit is taken,
Ku yu wu ksiang sheng – Lao Tzu
There is no truth. There is only perception.
– Gustave Flaubert