Lao Tzu quotes

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.”
― 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

 

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.”
― Lao Tsu

 

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“The best fighter is never angry.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”
― Lao Tzu

 

 

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”
― 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

 

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
― Lao Tzu

 

 

“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.”
― 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

 

 

“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?”
― Lao Tzu

 

“Silence is a source of Great Strength.”
― Lao Tzu

 

 

“If you understand others you are smart.
If you understand yourself you are illuminated.
If you overcome others you are powerful.
If you overcome yourself you have strength.
If you know how to be satisfied you are rich.
If you can act with vigor, you have a will.
If you don’t lose your objectives you can be long-lasting.
If you die without loss, you are eternal.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“Stop thinking, and end your problems.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.”
― Lao Tzu

 

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

 

“Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.”
― Lao Tzu

 

 

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
― Lao Tzu

 

 

“A leader is best
When people barely know he exists
Of a good leader, who talks little,
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
They will say, “We did this ourselves.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“Act without expectation.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment”
― Lao Tzu

 

 

“To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”
― Lao Tse

 

“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“To know that you do not know is the best.
To think you know when you do not is a disease.
Recognizing this disease as a disease is to be free of it.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.”
― Lao Tzu

 

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

 

“The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness.”
― Lao-Tzu

 

“Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“To understand the limitation of things, desire them.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“Give evil nothing to oppose
and it will disappear by itself.”
― Lao Tzu

 

 

“By letting go it all gets done.”
― Lao-Tzu

 

“Accomplish but do not boast, accomplish without show, accomplish without arrogance, accomplish without grabbing, accomplish without forcing.”
― Lao Tzu

 

“Men are born soft and supple; dead they are stiff and hard. Plants are born tender and pliant; dead, they are brittle and dry. Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible is a disciple of death. Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail.”
― 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

 

“To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.”
― 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

 

 

“To lead people, walk beside them …
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence.
The next best, the people honor and praise.
The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate …
When the best leader’s work is done the people say,
We did it ourselves!”
― Lao Tzu

 

 

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