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"Good Ruoshui" in the next sentence is "water benefits all things without struggle", from the Lao Tzu's the moral "in Chapter 8, first sentence" good Ruoshui, water benefits all things and not fight...... . "its literal meaning is: the benefaction of the character, like water, can nourish and benefit all things, but not compete with all anything....
"As good as water" means the highest good is just like the character of water, bring benefit to all things without struggle fame. Good: the perfect goodness; water: here refers to Yu like sage. To reach the perfect state, and the saints about. This sentence can be understood as: water has the virtue of nourishing all things. It makes things get its benefits, but not in a contradiction, conflict and everything, so the world 's largest nurturing of good water.
Source: Lao Tzu the "moral of the eighth chapter" (of eighth): as good as water. The water is good and good, but does not contend with all things. In good, good heart deep, and good benevolence, worshippers and political good governance, good governance, good time. Husband only does not dispute, therefore without you.