“Put them in order before they have got into confusion. For «the tree big as a man's embrace began as a tiny sprout, The tower nine storeys high began with a heap of earth, The journey of a thousand leagues began with what was under the feet». He who acts, harms; he who grabs, lets slip.
Therefore the Sage does not act, and so does not harm; Does not grab, and so does not let slip. Whereas the people of the world, at their tasks, Constantly spoil things when within an ace of completing them.”