Lao Tzu Quotes & Wallpapers

Lao Tzu
Total Quotes: 155

For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions. Lao Tzu

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days. Lao Tzu

He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty. Lao Tzu

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. Lao Tzu

He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much. Lao Tzu

To lead people walk behind them. Lao Tzu

To know yet to think that one does not know is best; Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty. Lao Tzu

Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding. Lao Tzu

Favor and disgrace are like fear. Favor is in a higher place, and disgrace in a lower place. When you win them you are like being in fear, and when you lose them you are also like being in fear. So favor and disgrace are like fear. Lao Tzu

See simplicity in the complicated. Achieve greatness in little things. Lao Tzu

A violent wind does not outlast the morning; a squall of rain does not outlast the day. Such is the course of Nature. And if Nature herself cannot sustain her efforts long, how much less can man! Lao Tzu

Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness. Lao Tzu

He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire. Lao Tzu

I have three treasures. Guard and keep them: The first is deep love, The second is frugality, And the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world. Because of deep love, one is courageous. Because of frugality, one is generous. Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world. Lao Tzu

When the highest type of men hear Tao, They diligently practice it. When the average type of men hear Tao, They half believe in it. When the lowest type of men hear Tao, They laugh heartily at it. Without the laugh, there is no Tao. Lao Tzu

Reversion is the action of the Tao. Weakness is the function of the Tao. All things in the world come from being. And being comes from non-being. Lao Tzu

The sage does not accumulate for himself. The more he uses for others, the more he has himself. The more he gives to others, the more he possesses of his own. The Way of Heaven is to benefit others and not to injure. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete. Lao Tzu

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. Lao Tzu

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu

If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants. Lao Tzu

The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes. Lao Tzu

Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself. Lao Tzu

He who knows himself is enlightened. Lao Tzu

To have little is to possess. To have plenty is to be perplexed. Lao Tzu

The greater the number of laws and enactments, the more thieves and robbers there will be. Lao Tzu

Let people hold on to these: Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires. Lao Tzu

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Lao Tzu

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you. Lao Tzu

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires. Lao Tzu

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. Lao Tzu

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Lao Tzu

People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure. Lao Tzu

The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours. Lao Tzu

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be. Lao Tzu

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven. Lao Tzu

He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment. Lao Tzu

He who knows he has enough is rich. Lao Tzu

Love the whole world as if it were your self; then you will truly care for all things. Lao Tzu

Heaven's net is indeed vast. Though its meshes are wide, it misses nothing. Lao Tzu

The slaying of multitudes should be mourned with sorrow. A victory should be celebrated with the funeral rite. Lao Tzu

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses. Lao Tzu

Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge. Lao Tzu

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it. Lao Tzu

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good. Lao Tzu

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Lao Tzu

Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it. Lao Tzu

He who is contented is rich. Lao Tzu

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength. Lao Tzu

Let there be a small country with few people... Though neighboring communities overlook one another and the crowing of cocks and barking of dogs can be heard, Yet the people there may grow old and die without ever visiting one another. Lao Tzu

Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it. Lao Tzu

The supreme excellence is not to win a hundred victories in a hundred battles. The supreme excellence is to subdue the armies of your enemies without even having to fight them. Lao Tzu

People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge. Lao Tzu

There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is no greater disaster than greed. Lao Tzu

To produce things and to rear them, To produce, but not to take possession of them, To act, but not to rely on one's own ability, To lead them, but not to master them - This is called profound and secret virtue. Lao Tzu

When armies are mobilized and issues are joined, The man who is sorry over the fact will win. Lao Tzu

He who knows others is learned; He who knows himself is wise. Lao Tzu

One may know the world without going out of doors. One may see the Way of Heaven without looking through windows. The further one goes, the less one knows. Lao Tzu

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. Lao Tzu

Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides. Lao Tzu

It is better to do one's own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins. Lao Tzu

If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence. Lao Tzu

In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it. Lao Tzu

Of the best rulers, The people only know that they exist; the next best they love and praise the next they fear; and the next they revile. When they do not command the people's faith, some will lose faith in them, and then they resort to oaths! But of the best when their task is accomplished, their work done, the people all remark, We have done it ourselves. Lao Tzu

The sage does not hoard. Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more; having given all he has to others, he is richer still. Lao Tzu

When the best leader's work is done the people say, "We did it ourselves. Lao Tzu

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Lao Tzu

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