Tao Te Ching: Chapter 43

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Chapter 43


The softest thing in the world dashes against and overcomes the hardest; that which has no (substantial) existence enters where there is no crevice. I know hereby what advantage belongs to doing nothing (with a purpose).


There are few in the world who attain to the teaching without words, and the advantage arising from non-action.