Chapter 77

The Way of Heaven
It is  like a stretched bow
A high one is pulled down
A low one is raised up
An excessive one is lessened
A deficient one is added to
The Way of Heaven
To lessen excesses
And add to deficiencies
The way of men
Then is not such
It takes from the deficient
To offer to the excessive
Who can take the excess
And offer it to the World?
Only those who have the Way
Therefore the Sage
Does but does not demand
Succeeds but does not dote
He does not desire to show his worth