I posted this many moons ago, but I really love it, so it needs to be repeated. Here it is:
Follow diligently the Way in your own heart, but make no display of it to the world. Keep behind, and you shall be put in front; keep out, and you shall be kept in. Goodness strives not, and therefore it is not rebuked. He that humbles himself shall be preserved entire. He that bends shall be made straight. He that is empty shall be filled. He that is worn out shall be renewed.
-- Lao-Tzu (a Chinese philosopher)