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He who excels as a soldier is the man who is not warlike. He who fights the best fight is the man who does not lose his temper. He who truly conquers an enemy does not lord it over him but treats him with respect. He who best employs people keeps himself humble.

This is what is meant by the teh of non-rivalry. It is the way to bring out the good in others. It is the

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oldest principle that has ever been taught. It is in compliance with the nature of TAO.

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