#44* Fame or life: Which is dearer? Life or fortune: Which is most valuable? Gain or loss: Which is more harmful? Hence, excessive love Is
#43* The softest entity under heaven gallops  through the hardest. The intangible Penetrates the solid.  Therefore, I know the the benefit of wú-wěi.  The teaching
#42* Dao begets one. One begets two. Two begets three. Three begets 10,000 things. The 10,000 things carry YIN on their backs and embrace YANG.
#41* The person having most excellence who hears DAO practices assiduously. The person having average excellence who hears DAO only practices on occasion. The person
#40* The motion of DAO: returning. The usage of DAO: weakening. 10,000 things grow by having.  Having generates from not-having .  *Translation by LU Wenlong &
#39* In the ancient days: grasping one. Heaven grasping one: clear and bright. Earth grasping one, tranquility. Spirit grasping one, effective.  River valley grasping one, fullness. 10,000 things grasping