All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are.

Humility gives it its power.

Chapter 66 – Tao Te Ching

 

Jesus said, You know that the rulers of this world lord it over them,

And their great ones are tyrants over them.

It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant,

And whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave;

Just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve,

And to give his life as a ransom for many.

Matthew 20:25-28