Random Quote #96 topic: lao-tse, The Tao Teh King, or the Tao and its Characteristics by Laozi
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75. 1. The people suffer from famine because of the multitude of taxes
consumed by their superiors. It is through this that they suffer
famine.

2. The people are difficult to govern because of the (excessive)
agency of their superiors (in governing them). It is through this
that they are difficult to govern.

3. The people make light of dying because of the greatness of their
labours in seeking for the means of living. It is this which makes
them think light of dying. Thus it is that to leave the subject of
living altogether out of view is better than to set a high value on
it.

-- THE TAO TEH KING by Lao-Tse



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