To be whole, let yourself break.
To be straight, let yourself bend.
To be full, let yourself be empty.
To be new, let yourself wear out.
To have everything, give everything up.
Knowing others is a kind of knowledge;
knowing yourself is wisdom.
Conquering others requires strength;
conquering yourself is true power.
To realize that you have enough is true wealth.
Pushing ahead may succeed,
but staying put brings endurance.
Die without perishing, and find the eternal.
presented by the Tao Te Ching. I like this quote because it reminds me of the opposing nature of things. It suggests that to be one way, we might actually have to be the opposite. To me, this says flexibility is something to be valued and that things aren’t always what they seem. What does this quote say to you?