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    lao tzu Quotes

    Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: virtue 
     
    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
    Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.
    — Lao Tzu
    What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.
    — Lao Tzu
    She does not show herself, and therefore is apparent. She does not affirm herself, and therefore is acknowledged. She does not boast and therefore has merit. She does not strive and therefore is successful. It is exactly because she does not contend, that nobody can contend with her.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  earth  excellence  strong  water 
     
    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
    tags: world  compassion 
     
    The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know.
    — Lao Tzu
    To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: happiness  misery 
     
    Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.
    — Lao Tzu
    If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  wise 
     
    By letting go it all gets done.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: time 
     
    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
    One who is too insistent on his own views finds few to agree with him.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: world 
     
    To hold, you must first open your hand. Let go
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: sage 
     
    When people see some things as beautiful,other things become ugly.When people see some things as good,other things become bad.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: sage 
     
    If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people 
     
    There isa time to liveand a time to diebut never to reject the moment.
    — Lao Tzu
    The further one goes, the less one knows.
    — Lao Tzu
    Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: wisdom 
     
    Silence is a source of great strength.
    — Lao Tzu
    The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: action 
     
    There was something undifferentiated and yet complete, which existed before Heaven and Earth. Soundless and formless, it depends on nothing and does not change. It operates everywhere and is free from danger. It may be considered the mother of the universe. I do not know its name; I call it Tao.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: world  dark  knowing 
     
    If you keep feeling a point that has been sharpened, the point cannot long preserve its sharpness.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: virtue 
     
    Heaven is long-enduring, and earth continues long. The reason why heaven and earth are able to endure and continue thus long is because they do not live of, or for, themselves.
    — Lao Tzu
    Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
    — Lao Tzu
    He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.
    — Lao Tzu
    To lead people walk behind them.
    — Lao Tzu
    He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  earth  excellence  strong  water 
     
    Sincere words are not fine; fine words are not sincere.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: world  compassion 
     
    If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
    — 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
    tags: happiness  misery 
     
    Man takes his law from the Earth; the Earth takes its law from Heaven; Heaven takes its law from the Tao. The law of the Tao is its being what it is.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: wise 
     
    He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: speech 
     
    Failure is an opportunity. If you blame someone else, there is no end to the blame. Therefore the Master fulfills her own obligations and corrects her own mistakes. She does what she needs to do and demands nothing of others.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: heaven 
     
    Do you think that you can clear your mind by sitting constantly in silent meditation? This makes your mind narrow, not clear. Integral awareness is fluid and adaptable, present in all places and at all times. That is true meditation. ... The Tao is clear and simple, and it doesn't avoid the world.
    — Lao Tzu
    In order to eliminate the negative influences, simply ignore them.
    — Lao Tzu
    People aren't against you; they are for themselves. The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. He who conquers others is strong, he who conquers himself is mighty.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: earth  heaven 
     
    There is no calamity greater than lightly engaging in war.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: peace 
     
    I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: harmony 
     
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