Lao Tzu (c. 6th-5th century BCE)
“Turning back is how the ways moves;
Weakness is the means the way employs.
The myriad creatures in the world are born from Some-
thing, and Something from Nothing.”
- From Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching (Book Two, XL), translated by D. C. Lau (Penguin Classics, 1963).