If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it.

不可为也,不可执也。 为 者败之

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Original Citation

Lao Tzu. Tao Te Ching. 4th century BC, ch. 29.

Current Citation

Lao Tzu. Tao Te Ching: The Essential Translation of the Ancient Chinese Book of the Tao. Translated by John Minford. Penguin, 2019.