Tao can be talked about, but not the Eternal Tao.
Names can be named, but not the Eternal Name.
For this word, Lao Tzu is a Son of Heaven. For this word, he has place in the Counsels of Eternity.
I suppose that the Old Fellow said it even better in Chinese, but I do not know.
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Thanks to John C. H. Wu for his translation, in Tao Te Ching. (New York: St. John's University Press, 1961.)