She says, “To people who are good, I am good.
And to people who are not good? I am good to them, too.”
This is true goodness.
“People who are trustworthy, I trust.
And people who are not trustworthy, I also trust.”
This is real trust.
The Sage who leads harmoniously considers the mind
of her people as well as her own.
They look to her anxiously.
They are like her own children. Tao Te Ching: Chapter 49
trans. by John R. Mabry (1994)