Tao 18

If you Carve Tao in stone,
it will no longer move with the fluctuating world

If you treat knowledge as a possession or a vanity,
it will go to waste in your mind.

If you include only close family in your embrace,
you leave the rest of the world outside your circle.

If the laws of the state are the only reason for your morality
you are not truly a citizen.

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