who wish to use
Tao to influence others
don’t rely on force or weapons
or military strategies. Force rebounds.
Weapons turn on their wielders.
Battles are inevitably
what needs to be done,
and then stop. Attain your purpose,
but don’t press your advantage. Be resolute,
but don’t force. Succeed, but don’t
crow. Accomplish, but don’t
things invites decay,
and this is against Tao.
Whatever is against
Tao soon ceases