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Lao Tzu Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Lao Tzu

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

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

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

 

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

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 PHOTO

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

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu (Chinese Proverb) PHOTO

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 Tzu PHOTO

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

He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

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

To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
- 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 PHOTO

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

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

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- 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

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

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

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

Yielding is the way of the Tao.
- Lao Tzu

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

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

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

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

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

He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

From caring comes courage.
- Lao Tzu

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

Born to be wild - live to outgrow it.
- Lao Tzu

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

To lead people walk behind them.
- 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

Nature is not human hearted.
- Lao Tzu

Be simply yourself and don't compare or compete.
- Lao Tzu

Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

Stay at the center
and let all things take their course.
- Lao Tzu

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

A tree that is unbending, is easily broken.
- Lao Tzu

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

He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

Mastering others is strength.
Mastering yourself is true power.
- 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

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- 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

Can you let go of words and ideas,
attitudes and expectations?
If so, then the Tao will loom into view.
- Lao Tzu

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

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

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

Be the chief but never the lord.
- Lao Tzu


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