Tao Te Ching

The Power of Goodness, the Wisdom Beyond Words
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Art of Worldly Wisdom

Of the traditional Art of Worldly Wisdom translations, Joseph Jacobs still seems to rank highest. The Fisher and Maurer versions add some good symbolism and help update to a more modern language and idiom; but, in many instances seem to miss the heart-meaning that Jacobs more often captures. This version translates but also paraphrases and interprets hopefully making these snapshots of practical strategy more accessible to the more modern mind and culture.

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1.Geometrically expanding complexity

2.Balancing mind and spirit

3.Restraint and Inscrutability

4.Wisdom and Skillful Means

5.Always stay needed, indispensable if possible

6.Completeness

7.Less praise, less competition

8.The Highest Realization

9.Least expected, most esteemed

10.Fame and Fortune

11.Turn friends into teachers

12.Never finish

13.Seeing through deception

14.Surface and Substance

15.Learn from the Wise

16.Skillful Means and Wisdom

17.Predictability

18.Ability and Attitude

19.Under Promise, Over Deliver

20.Only wisdom discovers immortality

21.Luck and Wisdom

22.Knowledge, conversation, and wit

23.Impeccable Goodness

24.Tame and use imagination wisely

25.Freeing our impressions from deception

26.Influence and control

27.Depth versus Breadth

28.Cut the chains of Popular Approval and Empty Praise

29.Integrity

30.Right Livelihood

31.Bad Luck

32.Doing Good

33.Discipline

34.Prioritize your Best

35.Prioritizing and Planning Ahead

36.Guiding Luck

37.Skillful Subtlety

38.Strategic Withdrawl

39.Harvest

40.Kindness

41.Exaggeration

42.Leadership

43.Inscrutable

44.Kinships of Mind and Heart

45.Caution

46.Projection

47.Less Commitment, More Success

48.Personal Depth

49.Discriminating Awareness

50.Defend Your Self-Respect

51.Making Good Decisions

52.Don't Say It

53.Make Haste Slowly

54.Courage

55.Skillful Waiting

56.Spontaneous Insight

57.Quickly done, quickly undone

58.Less But More

59.Temporary Success

60.Reason

61.Mediocrity

62.Tools

63.Innovators

64.Idiot Compassion

65.Taste

66.The End Justifies the Means

67.Prestigious Professions

68.No risks, no gains

69.Self-Knowledge

70.How to say "no"

71.Consistent Dependability

72.Determination

73.Skillful Evasion

74.Stay Approachable

75.Emulation

76.Joking

77.Be All Things to All People

78.Fools Rush In

79.Cheerful Humor

80.Fake News

81.Become a Phoenix of Rebirth

82.Don't Drink the Dregs

83.Avoid Perfection

84.Useful Enemies

85.Avoid the Limelight

86.Dodging Slander

87.Culture Defines the Person

88.Discerning Attention

89.Mind Mirrors

90.Long Life

91.Doubt and Action

92.Wit vs. Wisdom

93.Universal Spirit

94.Strategic Reserve

95.Expectations

96.Common Sense

97.Reputation

98.Disguised Intentions

99.Appearance and then Reality

100.Anti-Illusion Philosophy

101.Frivolous View

102.Big-Hearted Capacity

103.Respectability

104.Managing Projects

105.Focus on the Essence

106.Bragging

107.Self-Satisfaction

108.Collaboration

109.Criticism

110.Don't Become a Setting Sun

111.Friendship

112.Goodwill.2

113.Foresight

114.Competition

115.Tolerance

116.Avoid Dishonorable People

117.Self-Talk

118.Politeness

119.Dislike

120.Pragmatic Conformity

121.Attention

122.Authentic Presence

123.Affectation

124.Credentials

125.Gossip

126.The Folly of Not Hiding

127.Charisma

128.High-minded Character

129.Complaint

130.Image

131.High-Mindedness

132.Mature the Choice

133.A fool with the many or wise alone?

134.Double Your Resources

135.Contradiction

136.Self-Sufficiency

137.Let It Be

138.Timing

139.Good Taste

140.Live at the Center

141.Vanity

142.Obstinacy

143.Holding your Seat

144.Skillful Evasion

145.Wounded Fingers

146.Lies

147.Be Accessible

148.The Art of Conversation

149.Scapegoats

150.Marketing

151.Sleep on it or Don’t Sleep

152.Companions

153.Succession

154.Gullibility

155.Self-Control

156.Choosing Friends Wisely

157.Read People Like you Study Books

158.Fresh Air for the Soul

159.From Acceptance Comes Peace

160.Less Talk, Less Litigation

161.Know Your Faults

162.Expel Envy

163.Misguided Sympathy

164.Foresight

165.Fair Fighting


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