Words that are strictly true seem to be paradoxical.Personally, I don't think the problem is that the truth sounds nonsensical or paradoxical. I think the issue is one of ease. We humans like to take the easiest route and, following the example of water, ain't so easy!
~ James Legge translation, from The Sacred Books of the East, 1891 ~
The truth often sounds paradoxical.
~ Gia-fu Feng and Jane English translation, published by Vintage Books, 1989 ~
The truth seems like the opposite
~ Derek Lin translation, from Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained, published by SkyLight Paths, 2006 ~
Sometimes the truth makes no sense.
~ Ron Hogan rendition, from Beatrice.com, 2004 ~
It takes discipline. It takes casting off our egoist desires and expectations. More than anything else, it takes patience and most of us are in too much of a damn hurry to achieve the results we want.
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