Tao Te Ching – Verse 33 – Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.

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Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.

If you realize that you have enough,
you are truly rich.
If you stay in the center
and embrace death with your whole heart,
you will endure forever.

(translation by Stephen Mitchell, 1995)
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Those who understand others are intelligent
Those who understand themselves are enlightened

Those who overcome others have strength
Those who overcome themselves are powerful

Those who know contentment are wealthy
Those who proceed vigorously have willpower

Those who do not lose their base endure
Those who die but do not perish have longevity

(translation by Derek Lin, 2006)
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Conquer complexity.
Disbelieve death.

(translation by Jeremy M. Miller, 2013)
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from I Ching Online

 

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