XXIV – “He who tiptoes cannot stand”

He who tiptoes cannot stand; he who strides cannot walk.

He who shows himself is not conspicuous;

He who considers himself right is not illustrious;

He who brags will have no merit;

He who boasts will not endure.

From the point of view of the way these are “excessive food and useless excrescences”. As there are Things that detest them, he who has the way does not abide in them.

To run swiftly it is important to be well-balanced. Each foot should strike the ground evenly, securely, yet fleetingly. You must not strain, but run smoothly; you mustn’t run as you think you should or could, you must run as you can. Then you will run fast.


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