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    lao tzu Quotes

    Follow diligently the Way in your own heart, but make no display of it to the world.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: mind 
     
    Keep behind, and you shall be put in front; keep out, and you shall be kept in.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: growth  true  loving 
     
    Nothing is weaker than water, Yet for overcoming what is hard and strong, Nothing surpasses it.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  believe 
     
    Nothing on earth is so weak and yielding as water, but for breaking down the firm and strong it has no equal.
    — Lao Tzu
    The sage seeks freedom from desire. He does not collect precious things. He learns not to hold on to ideas. He brings men back to what they have lost.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature  thoughts  action  earth  law  true  heaven 
     
    Great acts are made up of small deeds.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  authority  tax 
     
    Speaking with kindness creates confidence, thinking with kindness creates profoundness, giving with kindness creates love.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: goodness  honor 
     
    Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.
    — Lao Tzu
    If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: desires 
     
    Things flourish, then each returns to its root. Returning to the root is called stillness: Stillness is called return to life, return to life is called the constant; knowing the constant is called enlightenment.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  law 
     
    Seek not happiness too greedily and be not fearful of happiness.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people 
     
    The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Through this I know the advantage of taking no action.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: master  virtue 
     
    He who knows he has enough is rich.
    — Lao Tzu
    Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: care 
     
    Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
    — Lao Tzu
    If you have truely attained wholeness, everything will flock to you.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  earth  stories 
     
    (The mature person) pours himself out in service to others.
    — Lao Tzu
    There are many paths to enlightenment. Be sure to take the one with a heart.
    — Lao Tzu
    Great indeed is the sublimity of the creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature  human 
     
    Kindness in giving creates love.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: growth  key 
     
    If you want everything, you first have to give everything up.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people 
     
    Every human being's essential nature is perfect and faultless, but after years of immersion in the world we easily forget our roots and take on a counterfeit nature.
    — Lao Tzu
    To have little is to possess.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: wisdom 
     
    Man at his birth is supple and tender, but in death, he is rigid and hard. Thus, suppleness and tenderness accompany life, but rigidity and hardness accompany death.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: oneself  strength 
     
    When armies are mobilized and issues joined, the man who is sorry over the fact will always win.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: knowing  strength 
     
    Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can. I wish you Happy New Year and diary full of best stories ever written in your life.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: desires  guilt  greed 
     
    When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.
    — Lao Tzu
    He who tip-toes cannot stand; he who strides cannot walk.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: sage 
     
    How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: fear  worries  water  dreams 
     
    Only fools seek power, and the greatest fools seek it through force.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: death  men  disciple 
     
    He who knows enough is enough will always have enough.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  saying  leader 
     
    The Way to do is to be.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: animals  men  living 
     
    Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: self 
     
    Hold on to the center and make up your mind to rejoice in this paradise called life.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: journey  earth  stories 
     
    Only by working within the laws that govern the flow of water will happiness be achieved.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  work  leader  fail  honor 
     
    When the highest type of people hear Tao (Truth), they diligently practice it. When the average type of people hear Tao, they half believe in it. When the lowest type of people hear Tao, they laugh at it. If they did not laugh, it would not be Tao.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: learning 
     
    To the good I would be good; to the not-good I would also be good, in order to make them good.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: moment 
     
    No thought, no action, no movement, total stillness: only thus can one manifest the true nature and law of things from within and unconsciously, and at last become one with heaven and earth.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people 
     
    The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: world 
     
    The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: water 
     
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