36.3 Fish should be left in the deep pool, not taken away from water. And sharp weapons of the state should not be displayed, but left where nobody can see them.
37.1 The Tao never does; it takes no action. Through it everything is done, yet there’s nothing left undone.
43.1 The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. The softest substance radiates through the hardest. Also, what’s most yielding can eventually overwhelm the hardest. Formless penetrates no-crevice; substanceless it can enter where there’s no space; all this could be not-yet-being entering and jostling non-space. That’s how I know the value of action that’s actionless. Through this I [also] know the benefit or advantage of taking no action.
43.2 There can be teaching without words. To teach without words can be best. Still few can understand such stuff. And there can be solid value in action that’s actionless, or the advantage of taking no action. Yes, the benefit of taking no action is without compare. Few can understand it.
Tao Te Ching