A realm is governed by ordinary acts, A battle is governed by extraordinary acts; The world is governed by no acts at all. And how do I know? This is how I know. Act after act prohibits Everything but poverty, Weapon after weapon conquers Everything but chaos, Business after business provides A craze of waste, Law after law breeds A multitude of thieves. Therefore a sensible man says: If I keep from meddling with people, they take care of themselves, If I keep from commanding people, they behave themselves, If I keep from preaching at people, they improve themselves, If I keep from imposing on people, they become themselves.