Chapter 9 : 功遂身退

持而盈之不如其己;揣而锐之不可长保;金玉满堂莫之能守;富贵而骄,自遗其咎。功遂身退,天之道。

 

When the cup is full, comes time to empty it. A cutting knife, looses its sharpness. All wealth, eventually perish. Vanity brings about its own downfall. When you have succeeded, step aside so that others may prevail. Way of the Dao.

 

Learn to step back, so that others may shine.

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