This is the fourth in a series of Christian adaptations of the Tao Te Ching (yes, the chapters are out of order). See the first chapter here.

If you stand on your tiptoes, you will be unsteady.
If you extend your stride, you can not maintain the pace.
Making a display of yourself will not make you shine.
Pushing your opinion on others doesn’t make you a sage.
Exalting yourself does not make you exalted.
Being bossy does not make you the boss.
Acting this way is akin to gorging yourself or hording useless junk.
This is not the way of heaven.
Therefore, those who pursue the Kingdom of God do not act this way.