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Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.
Lao Tzu
Build up virtue, and you master all.
Lao Tzu
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Lao Tzu
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching - Chapter 64)
Heaven's net is indeed vast. Though its meshes are wide, it misses nothing.
Lao Tzu
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
Lao Tzu
He who knows others is wise; He who know himself is enlightened.
Lao Tzu
Knowing the ancient beginning is the essence of Tao.
Lao Tzu
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Lao Tzu
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Lao Tzu
People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.
Lao Tzu
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Lao Tzu
He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.
Lao Tzu
Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu
An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu Quote - The dao is called the great mother...
The Dao is called the Great Mother:
empty yet inexhaustible,
it gives birth to infinite worlds.
Lao Tzu (Dao De Jing: Chapter VI)
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Lao Tzu
Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
Lao Tzu
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
Lao Tzu
He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.
Lao Tzu
For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.
Lao Tzu
When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
Lao Tzu
He who is contented is rich.
Lao Tzu
Through this I know the advantage of taking no action.
Lao Tzu
Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
Lao Tzu
Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
Lao Tzu
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Lao Tzu
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Lao Tzu
Because of a great love, one is courageous.
Lao Tzu
To see things in the seed, that is genius.
Lao Tzu
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Lao Tzu Biography
Lao Tzu was a mystic philosopher of ancient China. He is widely known for being the author to "Tao Te Ching" and is therefore traditionally considered to be the founder of the Taoism.
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Tao Te Ching (6th Century BCE)
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