Lao Tzu (c. 6th-5th Century BCE)
“The Way is broad, reaching left as well as right.
The myriad of creatures depend on it for life yet it claims no authority.
It accomplishes its task yet lays claim to no merit.
It clothes and feeds the myriad of creatures yet lays no claim to being their master.”
- From Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching (Book One, XXXIV), translated by D. C. Lau (Penguin Classics, 1963).