Monday, June 17, 2002

When the great Tao is forgotten,
goodness and piety appear.
When the body's intelligence declines,
cleverness and knowledge step forth.
When there is no peace in the family,
filial piety begins.
When the country falls into chaos,
patriotism is born.

-Tao Te Ching, verse 18, from a translation by Stephen Mitchell-

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