True words aren’t eloquent;
eloquent words aren’t true.
Wise men don’t need to prove their point;
men who need to prove their point aren’t wise.

Yesterday as I was in one of the bookstores I visited I read this from the Tao te Ching. I’m always impressed by the wisdom of the Tao. One of the best books I read in the last five years is the Tao of Pooh. I recommend reading it.

3 Replies to “Eloquence”

  1. Do you know Merton’s version of Chuang Tzu? If you like Lao Tzu you’ve a real treat in store! The Taoist philosophers are wonderful people – Franciscans before their time 😉

  2. Mike I’ve read some of Merton’s Chuang Tzu. I’m a fan of Merton’s. I read Seven Storey Mountain nearly thirty years ago. It’s still bearing fruit in my life. Jeremy, I have read the “Te of Piglet.” 🙂

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