"Wisdom manifests itself in the external.
- Whereby the internal suffers.
Courage makes itself many enemies. Charity and duty towards one's neighbour incur many reproaches.
- Three sources of weakness.
"To him who can penetrate the mystery of life, all things are revealed. He who can estimate wisdom at its true value,
- Sc. at nothing.
is wise. He who comprehends the Greater Destiny, becomes himself part of it.
- Of the great scheme of the universe, seen and unseen.
He who comprehends the Lesser Destiny, resigns himself to the inevitable."
- Referring to life as ordinarily regarded by mortals. Three sources of strength.
A man who had been to see the prince of Sung and had been presented with ten chariots, was putting on airs in the presence of Chuang Tzŭ.
"At Ho-Shang," said the latter, "there was a poor man who supported his family by plaiting rushes. One day his son dived into the river and got a pearl worth a thousand ounces of silver. The father bade him fetch a stone and smash it to pieces, explaining that he could only have got such a pearl very deep down from under the nose of the dragon, which must have been asleep. And he