Here's a quote from the Tao te Ching:
I have three precious things which I prize and hold fast: the first is gentleness; the second is economy; and the third is humility.
With gentleness I may be bold; with economy I can be liberal; with humility I can lead others.
Now-a-days they give up gentleness for boldness; economy for liberality; humility for status. This is sure to end in disaster.
I guess he got that right. :-(
More to come ...