The great Tao flows everywhere,
To the left and the right;
The Ten Thousand Things rely upon it,
And it never turns away from them.
It does its work quietly
And claims no credit.
It clothes and feeds the Ten Thousand Things,
Yet does not claim to be their lord.
Ever desireless, it may be called the The Small.
The Ten Thousand Things return to it.
Yet it does not claim to be their lord.
It maybe called the Great.
Because it makes no effort to be great,
It is therefore extremely great.
— Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching XXXIV