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Laozi Quotes: Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.
         

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.


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