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Lao Tzu
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Because of a great love, one is courageous. Lao Tzu

Silence is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. Lao Tzu

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment. Lao Tzu

He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted. Lao Tzu

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu

From caring comes courage. Lao Tzu

If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. Lao Tzu

The more laws and orders are made prominent, The more thieves and bandits there will be. Lao Tzu

He who accounts all things easy will have many difficulties. Lao Tzu

As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it. Lao Tzu

The more we give to others, the more are we increased. Lao Tzu

To be worn out is to be renewed. Lao Tzu

When the people of the world all know beauty as beauty, There arises the recognition of ugliness. When they all know the good as good, There arises the recognition of evil. Lao Tzu

The Tao [Way] that can be told of is not the eternal Tao. Lao Tzu

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. (Don't overdo it.) Lao Tzu

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. Lao Tzu

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. Lao Tzu

Nature is not human hearted. Lao Tzu

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself. Lao Tzu

Without stirring abroad, One can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window One can see the way of heaven. The further one goes The less one knows. Lao Tzu

The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest. Lao Tzu

Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens. Lao Tzu

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know. Lao Tzu

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect. Lao Tzu

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. Lao Tzu

The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.' Lao Tzu

One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others. Lao Tzu

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any. Lao Tzu

He who talks more is sooner exhausted. Lao Tzu

The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete. Lao Tzu

A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth. Lao Tzu

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men. Lao Tzu

When the superior scholar hears of Tao, he diligently practises it. When the average scholar hears of Tao, he sometimes retains it, sometimes loses it. When the inferior scholar hears of Tao, he loudly laughs at it. Were it not thus ridiculed, it would not be worthy of the name of Tao. Lao Tzu

Misfortune is the root of good fortune; good fortune gives birth to misfortune. Lao Tzu

The Way (Dao) that can be described with words is not the eternal Way. Lao Tzu

The best [man] is like water. Water is good; it benefits all things and does not compete with them. It dwells in [lowly] places that all disdain. This is why it is so near to Tao. Lao Tzu

To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease. Lao Tzu

Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river. Lao Tzu

The journey of a thousand li starts from where one stands. Lao Tzu

Stretch a bow to the very full, And you will wish you had stopped in time. Lao Tzu

The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves. Lao Tzu

A journey of a thousand miles starts in front of your feet. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth. A journey of a thousand miles starts in front of your feet. Lao Tzu

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. Lao Tzu

Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained. Lao Tzu

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. Lao Tzu

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. Lao Tzu

Be the chief but never the lord. Lao Tzu

One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him. Lao Tzu

To see things in the seed, that is genius. Lao Tzu

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder. Lao Tzu

An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox. Lao Tzu

From wonder into wonder existence opens. Lao Tzu

The journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath your feet. Lao Tzu

Don't think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania. Appropriate rituals channel your emotions and life energy toward the light. Without the discipline to practice them, you will tumble constantly backward into darkness. Lao Tzu

It is the Vague and Elusive. Meet it and you will not see its head. Follow it and you will not see its back. Lao Tzu

He who gains a victory over other men is strong; but he who gains a victory over himself is all powerful. Lao Tzu

Water flows humbly to the lowest level. Nothing is weaker than water, Yet for overcoming what is hard and strong, Nothing surpasses it. Lao Tzu

Empty your mind of all thoughts. Lao Tzu

Virtue in its grandest aspect is neither more nor less than following reason. Lao Tzu

Heaven and earth are not humane They regard all things as straw dogs. The sage is not humane, He regards all people as straw dogs. Lao Tzu

The best [rulers] are those whose existence is [merely] known by the people. The next best are those who are loved and praised. The next are those who are feared. And the next are those who are reviled... [The great rulers] accomplish their task; they complete their work. Nevertheless their people say that they simply follow Nature. Lao Tzu

There is nothing softer and weaker than water. And yet there is nothing better for attacking hard and strong things. For this reason there is no substitute for it. All the world knows that the weak overcomes the strong and the soft overcomes the hard. But none can practice it. Lao Tzu

He who stands on tiptoe does not stand firm. Lao Tzu

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy. Lao Tzu

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve. Lao Tzu

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself. Lao Tzu



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