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
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2. Balancing mind and spirit
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3. The value of restraint and inscrutability
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4. Wisdom and Skillful Means
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5. Always stay needed, indispensable if possible
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6. Completeness
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7. Less praise, less competition
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8. The Highest Realization
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9. Least expected, most esteemed
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10. Fame and Fortune
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11. Turn friends into teachers
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12. Never finish
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13. Seeing through deception
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14. Surface and Substance
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15. Learn from the Wise
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16. Skillful Means and Wisdom
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17. Competition
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18. Ability and Attitude
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19. Under Promise, Over Deliver
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20. Only wisdom discovers immortality
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21. Luck and Wisdom
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22. Knowledge, conversation, and wit
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23. Impeccable Integrity
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24. Tame and use imagination wisely
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25. Freeing our impressions from deception
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26. Influence and control
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27. Depth versus Breadth
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28. Cut the chains of Popular Approval and Empty Praise
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29. Integrity
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30. Right Livelihood
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31. Bad Luck
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32. Doing Good
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33. Strategic Withdrawal
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34. Prioritize your Best
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35. Prioritizing and Planning Ahead
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36. Guiding Luck
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37. Skillful Subtlety
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38. Strategic Withdrawl
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39. Harvest
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39. Harvest
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40. Goodwill
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41. Exaggeration
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42. Leadership
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43. Inscrutable
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44. Kinships of Mind and Heart
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45. Caution
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46. Projection
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47. Less Commitment, More Success
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48. Personal Depth
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