True words are not pleasant,
thus beautiful words should be distrusted.
Good folks don’t debate;
debaters are bad!
(Hey, what about attorneys, Lao Tzu?
Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!)
Those who are aware don’t gamble;
those who gamble aren’t wise.
Saints don’t accumulate (stuff),
they believe that the more they help others
the more they help themselves.
Because he gives to others,
he will have much.
Heaven’s Way benefits without needing to do harm.
Saint’s Way acts without needing to struggle.