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The man who walks lightly

The man who walks lightly
is the one living for Virtue.

He perceives the difficulty in his path,
so he moves to his destination with ease.

He produces ten thousand things,
but he owns very little.

He would rather yield a foot for what is right,
than gain an inch by the wrong means.

He never takes offense,
but defends swiftly and surely.

He requests his needs from others,
served by many while commanding none.

He is seen as a leader,
because others follow his example.

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