Lao Tzu Quotes
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.
Build up virtue, and you master all.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
(Tao Te Ching - Chapter 64)
Heaven's net is indeed vast. Though its meshes are wide, it misses nothing.
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
He who knows others is wise; He who know himself is enlightened.
Knowing the ancient beginning is the essence of Tao.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
To lead people walk behind them.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.
Silence is a source of great strength.
An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.
For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.
When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
He who is contented is rich.
Through this I know the advantage of taking no action.
Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Because of a great love, one is courageous.
To see things in the seed, that is genius.
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.
Tao Te Ching
(6th Century BCE)
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