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    Arms are instruments of ill omen.... When one is compelled to use them, it is best to do so without relish. There is no glory in victory, and to glorify it despite this is to exult in the killing of men.... When great numbers of people are killed, one should weep over them with sorrow. When victorious in war, one should observe mourning rites.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature  live  present  moment  harmony 
     
    Know honor, Yet keep humility. Be the valley of the universe! Being the valley of the universe, Ever true and resourceful, Return to the state of the uncarved block.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: path  ignorance 
     
    He does not praise himself - yet he is respectable.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people 
     
    The wise cares about everyone, and he becomes an example to all.
    — Lao Tzu
    Only he who does not seek to be ahead of others is capable of living in harmony with everyone.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  friends  sage  moment  meeting 
     
    He does not feel pity for himself - thus he can successfully develop.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: heaven 
     
    He does not struggle with anyone - thus no one can vanquish him.
    — Lao Tzu
    He does not seek power - yet people follow him.
    — Lao Tzu
    He does not seek glory - yet people respect him.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: wealth  pride  honor 
     
    The wise does not think that only he is right -thus he knows the truth.
    — Lao Tzu
    The wise trusts not only to his physical eyes - thus he can see clearly.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: conscious 
     
    Being satisfied with little, you can gain much. Seeking much you will go astray. The wise heeds this precept. If it could be so with all people!
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: evil  master  birth  sinner 
     
    When the intelligent and animal souls are held together in one embrace, they can be kept from separating.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: trust 
     
    Too much success is not an advantage.Do not tinkle like jadeOr clatter like stone chimes.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: happiness  food  achieve 
     
    Abandon fancy theologies and imaginary ideas and do some ordinary daily work... {Engage in this work with} unswerving kindness and unending patience.
    — Lao Tzu
    Arms are instruments of ill omen, not the instruments of the gentleman. When one is compelled to use them, it is best to do so without relish.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: violence  mankind  misery 
     
    He who has little will receive. He who has much will be embarrassed.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: universe 
     
    To delight in conquest is to delight in slaughter.
    — Lao Tzu
    The slaying of multitudes should be mourned with sorrow. A victory should be celebrated with the funeral rite.
    — Lao Tzu
    Truth sounds paradoxical!
    — Lao Tzu
    Realize thy Simple Self, Embrace thy Original Nature.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people 
     
    Whoever is capable of knowing when they have had enough will always be satisfied.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature  men 
     
    Keep your mouth shut, and close up the doors of sight and sound, and as long as you live you will have no vexation. But open your mouth, or become inquisitive, and you will be in trouble all your life long.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: care 
     
    He who regards many things easy will find many difficulties. Therefore the sage regards things difficult, and consequently never has difficulties.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: truth  moment 
     
    When his (the good ruler's) task is accomplished and his work done, The people all say, "It happened to us naturally.
    — Lao Tzu
    The best of all rulers is but a shadowy presence to his subjects.
    — Lao Tzu
    The more laws and orders are multiplied, the more theft and violence increase.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: earth 
     
    On the one hand, loss implies gain; on the other hand, gain implies loss.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: real 
     
    Requite injury with kindness.
    — Lao Tzu
    Use your light, but dim your brightness.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: eternity 
     
    Good men are bad men's instructors, And bad men are good men's materials.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: death  men 
     
    The more we give to others, the more we are increased.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: children  nature  secret  live  child 
     
    There is no greater mistake than to make light of an enemy By making light of an enemy many a kingdom has been lost.
    — Lao Tzu
    Heaven is eternal and Earth everlasting. They can be eternal and everlasting because they do not exist for themselves, And for this reason can exist forever.
    — Lao Tzu
    To be constantly without desire is the way to have a vision of the mystery of heaven and earth. For constantly to have desire is the means by which their limitations are seen.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: enemies  enemy  battle 
     
    To joy in conquest is to joy in the loss of human life.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature  live 
     
    He who regards the world as he does the fortune of his own body can govern the world. He who loves the world as he does his own body can be entrusted with the world.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people 
     
    The wise man doesn't compete; therefore nobody can compete with him.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature 
     
    When cleverness emerges There is great hypocrisy.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: balance 
     
    Why separate your spiritual life and your practical life? To an integral being, there is no such distinction.
    — Lao Tzu
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