Without going out of doors, one may know the whole world, without looking out the window, one may see the way of heaven. The further one travels, the less one may know. Thus it is that without moving you shall know, without looking you shall see, without doing you shall achieve.
The best soldier does not attack. The superior fighter succeeds without violence. The greatest conqueror wins without a struggle. The most successful manager leads without dictating. This is called intelligent non-aggressiveness. This is called mastery of men.
It is the Way of Heaven to take from those who have too much, and give to those who have too little. By the way of man is not so. He takes away from those who have too little, to add to his own superabundance.
In this world there is nothing softer or thinner than water. But to compel the hard and unyielding, it has no equal. That the weak overcomes the strong, that the hard gives way to the gentle - this everyone knows, yet no one acts accordingly.