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    The sage wears coarse clothes, concealing jade.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: evil  people  mind  morals 
     
    Who can rest until the moment of action?
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  wise 
     
    The great image lacks shape.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: journey  stories 
     
    True power is stillness within motion.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: ignorance 
     
    A tree that cannot bend will crack in the wind. Thus by nature's own decree, the soft and gentle are triumphant.
    — Lao Tzu
    Quarrel with a friend - and you are both wrong.
    — Lao Tzu
    He who accounts all things easy will have many difficulties.
    — Lao Tzu
    The sage does not act and therefore does not fail, does not seize and therefore does not lose.
    — Lao Tzu
    Softness triumphs over hardness, feebleness over strength. What is more malleable is always superior over that which is immoveable. This is the principle of controlling things by going along with them, of mastery through adaptation.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: death  master  law  universe 
     
    A winner listens, a loser just waits until it is their turn to talk.
    — Lao Tzu
    To know you have enough is to be rich.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: joy  human 
     
    He who acts, spoils; he who grasps, lets slip.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  heaven 
     
    Take time to listen to what is said without words, to obey the law too subtle to be written, to worship the unnameable and to embrace the unformed.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: beautiful 
     
    The wise man puts himself last and finds himself first.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: peace  heart  thoughts  mind 
     
    Be truly whole, and all things will return to you.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: desires  peace  heart  judgement  mind 
     
    Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: reality  mystery 
     
    If there is to be peace in the home, There must be peace in the heart.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  self  universe 
     
    The sense organs, which are limited in scope and ability, randomly gather information. This partial information is arranged into judgments, which are based on previous judgments, which are usually based on someone else's foolish ideas. These false concepts and ideas are then stored in a highly selective memory system.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: time  space 
     
    Heaven's Way does not contend, yet it certainly triumphs. It does not speak, yet it certainly answers. It does not summon, yet things come by themselves. It seems to be at rest, yet it certainly has a plan.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: desires  mystery 
     
    Kindness in thought leads to wisdom. Kindness in speech leads to eloquence. Kindness in action leads to love.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: power 
     
    The men who are great live with that which is substantial, they do not stay with that which is superficial: they abide with realities, they remain not with what is showy. The one they discard, the other they hold.
    — Lao Tzu
    Those who stay where they are will endure.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: violent 
     
    The most complete seems lacking. Yet in use it is not exhausted.
    — 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
    tags: true  strength 
     
    Why not simply honor your parents, love your children, help your brothers and sisters, be faithful to your friends, care for your mate with devotion, complete your work cooperatively and joyfully, assume responsibility for problems, practice virtue without first demanding it of others, understand the highest truths yet retain an ordinary manner? That would be true clarity, true simplicity, true mastery.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: evil  people  mind  morals 
     
    Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  wise 
     
    In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: journey  stories 
     
    Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: ignorance 
     
    The Master keeps her mind always at one with the Tao; that is what gives her her radiance. The Tao is ungraspable. How can her mind be at one with it? Because she doesn't cling to ideas. The Tao is dark and unfathomable. How can it make her radiant? Because she lets it. Since before time and space were, the Tao is. It is beyond is and is not. How do I know this is true? I look inside myself and see.
    — Lao Tzu
    The Master gives himself up to whatever the moment brings. He knows that he is going to die, and her has nothing left to hold on to: no illusions in his mind, no resistances in his body. He doesn't think about his actions; they flow from the core of his being. He holds nothing back from life; therefore he is ready for death, as a man is ready for sleep after a good day's work.
    — Lao Tzu
    A good runner leaves no footprints.
    — Lao Tzu
    Be as the still mountain; Move like the great river.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  secret  lost  bad 
     
    He who overcomes others has force; he who overcomes himself is strong.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: confusion 
     
    If you tell me, I will listen. If you show me, I will see. If you let me experience, I will learn!
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: worth 
     
    The best way to carve is not to split.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: truth  mind  universe 
     
    Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
    — Lao Tzu
    Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  water  leader 
     
    The best fighter is never angry.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: beauty  evil  heaven 
     
    Strong winds do not last all morning, hard rains do not last all day.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  living  tax 
     
    The Way is hidden and nameless. Still only the Way nourishes and completes.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: knowing  ignorance 
     
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