Handle affairs through noninterference,
Taste what has no taste,
Regard the small as great, the few as many,
Repay resentment with integrity.
Undertake difficult tasks
by approaching what is easy in them;
Do great deeds
by focusing on their minute aspects.
All difficulties under heaven arise from what is easy,
All great things under heaven arise from what is minute.
The sage never strives to do what is great.
He can achieve greatness.
One who lightly assents
will seldom be believed;
One who thinks everything is easy
will encounter much difficulty.
For this reason,
Even the sage considers things difficult.
In the end he is without difficulty.