Sixty-Three

Act without action;

work without effort.

Think of the small as large

and the few as many.

Repay injury with kindness.

Tackle what's difficult

while it's still easy;

work on the big things

while they are still small.


The difficult things of the world

begin easy.

The big things of the world

begin small.

The wise ones do not strive to achieve

great things

so they are able to achieve true greatness.


Quick promises are not to be trusted.

What seems easy is bound to become hard.

The wise ones accept all their tasks

as difficult.

Therefore they reside

beyond difficulty.