Lao-Tzu Quotes


All things in the world come from being. And being comes from non-being.
When the people of the world all know beauty as beauty, There arises the recognition of ugliness. When they all know the good as good, There arises the recognition of evil.
Kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates profoundness, kindness in feeling creates love.
He who tip-toes cannot stand; he who strides cannot walk.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Those who flow through life as life flows, feel no wear...feel no tear...need no mending...no repair.
To hold and fill to overflowing is not as good as to stop in time. Sharpen a knife-edge to its very sharpest, and the edge will not last long.
The supreme excellence is not to win a hundred victories in a hundred battles. The supreme excellence is to subdue the armies of your enemies without even having to fight them.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
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.
He who gains a victory over other men is strong; but he who gains a victory over himself is all powerful.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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