Run the country by doing what’s expected. Win the war by doing the unexpected. Control the world by doing nothing.

Ursula K Le Guin, Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]

Hermetic quote Le Guin Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching run country doing expected win war unexpected control world nothing