In the Way of Heaven, there is no partiality of love;To be more Tao-like, I need to treat myself no different than anyone else. If I expect others to be this way or that, then I should expect the very same thing of myself!
~ James Legge translation, from The Sacred Books of the East, 1891 ~
The Tao of heaven is impartial.
~ Gia-fu Feng and Jane English translation, published by Vintage Books, 1989 ~
The Heavenly Tao has no favorites
~ Derek Lin translation, from Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained, published by SkyLight Paths, 2006 ~
Tao doesn't play favorites.
~ Ron Hogan rendition, from Beatrice.com, 2004 ~
If I allow myself a wide berth, then I should allow everyone else the same measure. If I expect others to be civil and non-argumentative, then I should demand that I comport myself in the same manner.
As it has been said, what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
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