Chuang Tzu (4th and 3rd Century BCE)
“The government of the enlightened King? His achievements blanket the world but appear not to be of his own doing. His transforming influence touches the ten thousand things but the people do not depend on him. With him there is no promotion or praise – he lets everything find its own way.”
- From Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings (“Fit For Emperors and Kings,” section 7), translated by Burton Watson. (Columbia University Press, 1996).