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    There is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.
    — Lao Tzu
    Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: mystery  lies  water 
     
    Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
    — Lao Tzu
    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature 
     
    I have the mind of a fool, understanding nothing.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: true 
     
    Your own positive future begins in this moment. All you have is right now. Every goal is possible from here.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: world  leader 
     
    Good walking leaves no track behind it.
    — Lao Tzu
    Meandering leads to perfection.
    — Lao Tzu
    If your virtue is especially radiant, it can be possible to open a pathway to the subtle realm and receive these celestial teachings directly from the immortals.
    — Lao Tzu
    Creating without claiming, Doing without taking credit, Guiding without interfering, This is Primal Virtue.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: journey  right 
     
    From What-is all the world of things was born But What-is sprang in turn from What-is-not.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: water 
     
    Know the white, But keep the black, Be an example to the world! Being an example to the world, Ever true and unwavering, Return to the infinite.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  fail  honor 
     
    The named was born from the unnamed . . . all being flows from non-being . . . the describable world emanates from an indescribable source.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: leadership 
     
    A government can be compared to our lungs. Our lungs are best when we don't realize they are helping us breathe. It is when we are constantly aware of our lungs that we know they have come down with an illness.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: desires  world  giving 
     
    Throw away holiness and wisdom, and people will be a hundred times happier. Throw away morality and justice, and people will do the right thing. Throw away industry and profit, and there won't be any thieves. If these three aren't enough, just stay at the center of the circle and let all things take their course.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: strong 
     
    Health is the greatest possession.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  secret  lost  bad 
     
    In ancient times, people said that imperfect moves to becoming perfect. Are these words vain? No! Truly, by gaining Unity you come to Perfection!
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: confusion 
     
    People who have to fight for their living and are not afraid to die for it are higher persons than those who, stationed high, are too fat to dare to die.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: worth 
     
    Practice non-action. Work without doing.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: truth  mind  universe 
     
    Observe how endings become beginnings.
    — Lao Tzu
    There is a thing inherent and natural which existed before heaven and earth. Motionless and fathomless, It stands alone and never changes; It pervades everywhere and never becomes exhausted. It may be regarded as the Mother of the Universe. I do not know its name. If I am forced to give It a name, I call it Tao, and I name it as supreme.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  water  leader 
     
    If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: beauty  evil  heaven 
     
    All things such as grass and trees are soft and supple in life. At their death they are withered and dry.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  living  tax 
     
    Other people are occupied, I alone am unwilling, like the outcast.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: knowing  ignorance 
     
    As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.
    — Lao Tzu
    An integral being knows without going,sees without looking, and accomplishes without doing.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: mystery  lies  water 
     
    If people live in constant fear of death, and if breaking the law is punished by death, then who would dare?
    — Lao Tzu
    One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature 
     
    Abandon wisdom, discard knowledge, and people will benefit a hundredfold.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: true 
     
    People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.
    — Lao Tzu
    It is because every one tinder Heaven recognizes beauty as beauty that the idea of ugliness exists.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: conscious 
     
    He who stands on tiptoe does not stand firm.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: evil  master  birth  sinner 
     
    If you practice inaction, nothing will be left undone: For the way to acquire lordship over society is by invariably not interfering.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: trust 
     
    I find good people good And I find bad people good If I am good enough.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: happiness  food  achieve 
     
    Going back to the origin is called peace; it means reversion to destiny. Reversion to destiny is called eternity. Those who know eternity are called enlightened.
    — Lao Tzu
    With that gentleness I can be bold; with that economy I can be liberal; shrinking from taking precedence of others, I can become a vessel of the highest honour.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: violence  mankind  misery 
     
    Use the Light that dwells within you to regain your natural clarity of sight.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: universe 
     
    You should rule a great country As you would fry a small fish- With the least turning.
    — Lao Tzu
    Do nondoing, strive for nonstriving, savor the flavorless, regard the small as important, make much of little, repay enmity with virtue; plan for difficulty when it is still easy, do the great while it is still small. The most difficult things in the world must be done while they are easy; the greatest things in the world must be done while they are small.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: sage  greatness  achieve 
     
    The leader is best, When people are hardly aware of his existence, Not so good when people praise his government, Less good when people stand in fear, Worst, when people are contemptuous. Fail to honor people, and they will fail to honor you. But of a good leader, who speaks little, When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, The people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
    — Lao Tzu
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