Tao Te Ching
by LAO TSU
Translation by Gia Fu Feng


Seventy-Two

When men lack a sense of awe, there will be disaster.

Do not intrude on their homes.
Do not harass them at work.
If you do not interfere, they will not weary of you.

Therefore the sage knows himself but makes no show,
Has self respect but is not arrogant.
He lets go of that and chooses this.