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Lao Tzu Quotes

Lao Tzu Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Lao Tzu
Type:
Philosopher

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    A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
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    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_TzuLao Tzu
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    A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
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    All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
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    An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
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    At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
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    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_TzuLao Tzu
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    Be the chief but never the lord. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
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    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
  • 10
    Born to be wild - live to outgrow it. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
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    By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
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    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_TzuLao Tzu
  • 13
    Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
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    Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
  • 15
    Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
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    He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
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    He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
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    He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
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    He who is contented is rich. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
  • 20
    He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment. Lao_TzuLao Tzu
  • 21
    He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. Lao_Tzu/21.php">Lao Tzu
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    He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. Lao_Tzu/22.php">Lao Tzu
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    He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know. Lao_Tzu/23.php">Lao Tzu
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    He who talks more is sooner exhausted. Lao_Tzu/24.php">Lao Tzu
  • 25
    Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. Lao_Tzu/25.php">Lao Tzu
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    I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Lao_Tzu/26.php">Lao Tzu
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    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/27.php">Lao Tzu
  • 28
    If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao_Tzu/28.php">Lao Tzu
  • 29
    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/29.php">Lao Tzu
  • 30
    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/30.php">Lao Tzu
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    Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao_Tzu/31.php">Lao Tzu
  • 32
    Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. Lao_Tzu/32.php">Lao Tzu
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    Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. Lao_Tzu/33.php">Lao Tzu
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    Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself. Lao_Tzu/34.php">Lao Tzu
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    Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. Lao_Tzu/35.php">Lao Tzu
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    Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it. Lao_Tzu/36.php">Lao Tzu
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    Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions. Lao_Tzu/37.php">Lao Tzu
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    One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others. Lao_Tzu/38.php">Lao Tzu
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    One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him. Lao_Tzu/39.php">Lao Tzu
  • 40
    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/40.php">Lao Tzu
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    Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment. Lao_Tzu/41.php">Lao Tzu
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    Silence is a source of great strength. Lao_Tzu/42.php">Lao Tzu
  • 43
    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/43.php">Lao Tzu
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    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/44.php">Lao Tzu
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    The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao_Tzu/45.php">Lao Tzu
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    The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. Lao_Tzu/46.php">Lao Tzu
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    The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes. Lao_Tzu/47.php">Lao Tzu
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    The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days. Lao_Tzu/48.php">Lao Tzu
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    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/49.php">Lao Tzu
  • 50
    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/50.php">Lao Tzu
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    The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Lao_Tzu/51.php">Lao Tzu
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    The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own. Lao_Tzu/52.php">Lao Tzu
  • 53
    To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage. Lao_Tzu/53.php">Lao Tzu
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    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/54.php">Lao Tzu
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    Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself. Lao_Tzu/55.php">Lao Tzu
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    When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish. Lao_Tzu/56.php">Lao Tzu
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    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao_Tzu/57.php">Lao Tzu
  • 58
    When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you. Lao_Tzu/58.php">Lao Tzu