the one who fights with sorrow will triumph


 

In conflict

it is better to be receptive

than aggressive, better to retreat

a foot than advance an inch. This is called

moving ahead without advancing, capturing the enemy

without attacking him. There is no greater misfortune

than underestimating your opponent. To

underestimate your opponent is

to forsake your three

treasures. 

 

When opposing

forces are engaged in

conflict, the one who fights

with sorrow will

triumph. 

 

from The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu,

Chapter 69