Saturday, 21 June 2008

Laozi 33

知人者智,
自知者明。
勝人者有力,
自勝者強。
知足者富。
強行者有志。
不失其所者久。
死而不亡者,
壽。

He who knows others is learned
He who knows himself is clairvoyant
He who prevails over others has strength
He who prevails over himself has power
He who knows to be contented is rich
He who perseveres will prevail
He who dies, yet is not forgotten
Will live for ever.

1 comment:

Bao Pu said...

Good call on the last part. I'm not sure you knew or not, but the Mawangdui texts have: 死而不忘者壽也