Sunday, October 13

`Those who speak know nothing
Those who know are silent.'
These words, I am told,
Were spoken by Lao-tzu.
If we are to believe that Lao-tzu
Was himself one who knew,
How comes it that he wrote a book
Of five thousand words?

— Po Chü-i, roughly as translated by Arthur Waley

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