"The Tao does not compete; those who compete do not follow the Tao. The Tao is not grasping; those who grasp do not understand the principles of the Tao. If you compete, you will attend only to the differences in people's intelligence. If you grasp, you will always compare yourself with others. Concerned with petty matters, you will have abandoned the Tao and forgotten about virtue. The sage appears dull and dim, but his/her wisdom is like a piece of hidden jade. In his/her interaction with others he/she is not competitive or grasping. Because his/her spirit is in balance, he/she is in harmony with the sky and earth in all season."
John Hartley, Founder and Principal Instructor of Inner Health School of Taijiquan, Adelaide