Tao & Yang


When a leopard dies, he leaves his skin;
when a man dies, he leaves his reputation.


See the foul rat? He has skin.
A man without pride,
A man without pride,
Why is he living? Why doesn’t he die?

See the foul rat? He has legs.
A man without custom,
A man without custom,
He’d better die soon.


What you do lives on.
As Shakespeare says,
‘The good that a man does, dies with him; the ill lives on.’
Look to what you do and why you do it.
Think of how the future will judge you.

©Loes Raaphorst 10/2005