The more laws and orders are made prominent,
The more thieves and bandits there will be.

Lao-tzu (604?-531? BC) Chinese philosopher, poet [also Lao-tse, Laozi]
Tao-te Ching, ch. 57 [tr. Wing-Tsit Chan]
Added on 12-Apr-17 | Last updated 19-Apr-17
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2 Responses to Tao-te Ching, ch. 57 [tr. Wing-Tsit Chan]

  1. Hugh Hyatt says:

    Actually, it’s Ch. 57, not 56: http://bit.ly/2o7CGkZ.

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