leaves no tracks;
a good speaker makes no slips;
a good planner doesn’t have to scheme.
The best lock has no bolt, and no
one can open it. The best knot
uses no rope, and no
one can untie
the master is always
good at saving people, and
doesn’t abandon anyone; always good
at conserving things, and doesn’t
waste anything. This is known
as “Following the
What is a good woman but a bad man’s teacher?
What is a bad man but a good woman’s charge?
doesn’t matter how
smart you are if you don’t
have the sense to honor your teachers
and cherish your responsibilities.
This is an essential
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