Chapter 48 of the “Dao De Jing”
Consider this passage from Laozi’s Classic “The Dao De Jing”:
The follower of knowledge acquires as much as he can every day;
The follower of Tao loses as much as he can every day.
By attrition he reaches a state of inaction
Wherein he does nothing, but leaves nothing undone.
To conquer the World, do nothing;
If you must do something,
The World remains beyond conquest.