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    heaven is eternal, earth everlasting. they endure this way because they do not live for themselves. in the same way, the wise person puts himself last, and thereby finds himself first, holds himself outside, and thereby remains at the center, abandons himself, and is thereby fulfilled.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: future 
     
    The master accomplishes more and more by doing less and less until finally he accomplishes everything by doing nothing.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: goodness 
     
    The living are soft and yielding; the dead are rigid and stiff. Living plants are flexible and tender; the dead are brittle and dry.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: death  men  broken  disciple 
     
    The best form of leadership is to be conscious of the leadership potential with the followers and to let them unleash this potential in a spontaneous way. When a great leader accomplishes this task with effortless ease, the followers say, "We did it ourselves."
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature  work 
     
    Water does not force its way.
    — Lao Tzu
    In stillness the muddied water returns to clarity.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: heart  world 
     
    Be content with an ordinary life.
    — Lao Tzu
    If people do not revere the Law of Nature It will adversely affect them. If they accept It with knowledge and reverence, It will accommodate them with balance and harmony.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: strong  water 
     
    The liberation cannot be reached but by means of the perception of the identity of the individual spirit with the universal spirit.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: earth  strong  water 
     
    Instead of being afraid of death, we should try to awake to life; and the only death we should escape from is to forget the presence of God into us.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: desires  men  freedom  sage  lost  learn  ideas 
     
    The world's big things only can be done by paying attention to their humble beginnings.
    — Lao Tzu
    You will understand a great truth when you get to realize that what you do to others, you are doing to yourself.
    — Lao Tzu
    The superior leader keeps informed about everything but interferes hardly at all.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: violence  oneself 
     
    All action begins in rest... This is the ultimate truth.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: mind 
     
    The real key to health and happiness and success is self knowledge
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: happiness  law  water 
     
    It is the child that sees the primordial secret in Nature and it is the child of ourselves we return to. The child within us is simple and daring enough to live the Secret.
    — Lao Tzu
    That, which others compress - will widen up and open. That, which others weaken - will strengthen. That, which others destroy - will blossom. Whoever wished to take something from the other, will inevitably loose his own.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: victory  heaven 
     
    We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the center hole that makes the wagon move.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: sage  wishes  achieve  worth 
     
    When two opposing sides meet in battle, the one without an enemy will be victorious.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  sage  mankind 
     
    In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
    — Lao Tzu
    The words of truth are always paradoxical.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: world  humility  heaven 
     
    An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: teaching 
     
    The way is light and fluid for the man withno preferences.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: humility 
     
    All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
    — Lao Tzu
    Be the chief but never the lord.
    — Lao Tzu
    If you wish to be out front, then act as if you were behind.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: goodness 
     
    A terrace nine stories high begins with a pile of earth.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: death  men  broken  disciple 
     
    Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time' is to say 'I don't want to.'
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature  work 
     
    To be learned, add something each day. To be enlightened drop something each day.
    — Lao Tzu
    The wise man knows he doesn't know.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: heart  world 
     
    If you see what is small as it sees itself, and accept what is weak for what strength it has, and use what is dim for the light it gives then all will go well. This is called Acting Naturally.
    — Lao Tzu
    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.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: strong  water 
     
    The scholar gains every day; the man of Tao loses every day.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: earth  strong  water 
     
    There is something obscure which is complete before heaven and earth arose; tranquil, quiet, standing alone without change, moving without peril. It could be the mother of everything. Not knowing its name, I call it Tao.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: desires  men  freedom  sage  lost  learn  ideas 
     
    Goodie-goodies are the thieves of virtue.
    — Lao Tzu
    The world may be known Without leaving the house.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature  world  human  year 
     
    Why are the people rebellious? Because the rulers interfere too much. Therefore they are rebellious.
    — Lao Tzu
    The best of all teachers is the one who helps people so that eventually they don't need him.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: death  men  birth 
     
    Simplicity has no name is free of desires. Being free of desires it is tranquil. And the world will be at peace of it's own accord.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  facts  sorry 
     
    To bear and not to own; to act and not lay claim; to do the work and let it go: for just letting it go is what makes it stay.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: secret  wishes  stories  success  year 
     
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