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Men are born soft and supple; dead, they are stiff and hard. Plats are born tender and pliant; dead, they are brittle and dry. Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible is a disciple of death. Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail.
 Lao TzuTao Te Ching (4th century BC). copy citation

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4th century BC
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Translated by Stephen Mitchell
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