Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
Taoism is the way of water. The most frequent element or symbol refered to in Lao Tzu's wrtings is the symbol of water.
The primary quality that Lao Tzu seems to emobdy is humility, which is the image of water - seeking the common level of existence.
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
W. H. Auden