Lao Tzu (c. 6th-5th century BCE)
“The best of all rulers is but a shadowy presence to his
When his task is accomplished and his work done
The people all say, ‘It happened to us naturally.'”
- From Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching (Book One, XVII), translated by D. C. Lau (Penguin Classics, 1963).