A great country is lowly.
Everything under heaven blends with it.
It is like the female, at all times and in every place
overcomes the male by her quietude.
Than quietude there is nothing that is more lowly.
Therefore a great state gains by yielding;
while the smaller state wins the greater by submission.
In the one case lowliness gains adherents,
in the other it procures favors.
Lao-Tzu (fl. B.C. 600)
Chinese Philosopher - Founder of Taoism
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