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One should govern a great state as one fries small fish (i.e., do not scale or clean them).

p. 42

With Tao one may successfully rule the Empire. Ghosts will not frighten, gods will not harm, neither will wise men mislead the people. Since nothing frightens or harms the people, teh will abide.

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