My words have ancient beginnings . . .

My words are easy to understand and easy to perform | Yet no one under heaven knows them or practices them| My words have ancient beginnings. My actions are disciplined | Because people do not understand, they have no knowledge of me | Those that know me are few; Those that abuse me are honored | Therefore the sage wears rough clothing and holds the jewel in her heart.

~ Tao Te Ching, Chapter Seventy

~ Another Tao Te Ching