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    The more you know the less you understand.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  people  sorrow  victory  war 
     
    . . . These are notions of the mind, which is like a knife, always chipping away at the Tao, trying to render it graspable and manageable. But that which is beyond form is ungraspable, and that which is beyond knowing is unmanageable. There is, however, this consolation: She who lets go of the knife will find the Tao at her fingertips.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: humility  true  universe  honor 
     
    Giving to others selflesly and anonymously, radiating light throughout the world and illuminating your own darkness, your virtue becomes a sanctuary for yourself and all beings.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: praise 
     
    Pride attaches undue importance to the superiority of one's status in the eyes of others; and shame is fear of humiliation at one's inferior status in the estimation of others. When one sets one's heart on being highly esteemed, and achieves such rating, then he or she is automatically involved in fear of losing status.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: care  wise  example 
     
    The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: living  harmony 
     
    A journey of 1000 miles begins with one step.
    — Lao Tzu
    A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: struggle 
     
    Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  power 
     
    To lead people, walk beside them ... As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate ... When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves!
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  respect 
     
    The Tao is unpredictable to those that live according to plans. Only those who have no agenda are in harmony with the Tao.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: truth  right  wise 
     
    The cords of passion and desire weave a binding net around you. Worldly confrontation makes you stiff and inflexible. The trap of duality is tenacious. Bound, rigid, and trapped, you cannot experience liberation.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: trust  eyes  wise 
     
    Those who boast are not respected.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: joy  loss  human 
     
    Stillness is the ruler of haste.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: world  body 
     
    If you correct your mind the rest of your life will fall into place.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  wise 
     
    Those who know when to halt are unharmed.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: hypocrisy 
     
    Those who act will fail. Those who seize will lose.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: beauty  ideas  heaven 
     
    Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained...
    — Lao Tzu
    To lead, one must follow.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: society 
     
    Do not conquer the world with force, for force only causes resistance. Thorns spring up when an army passes. Years of misery follow a great victory. Do only what needs to be done without using violence.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  bad 
     
    Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: eternity 
     
    What should be shrunken must first be stretched.
    — Lao Tzu
    Always without desire we must be found, If its deep mystery we would sound; But if desire always within us be, Its outer fringe is all that we shall see.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: clarity 
     
    Conquering the world and changing it, I do not think it can succeed.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: rules 
     
    Stop thinking, and end your problems.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: world 
     
    Not knowing of the eternal leads to unfortunate errors.
    — Lao Tzu
    The Way is empty, yet inexhaustible, like an abyss!
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  people  sorrow  victory  war 
     
    The real art of governing consists, so far as possible, in doing nothing.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: humility  true  universe  honor 
     
    My teachings are easy to understand and easy to put into practice. Yet your intellect will never grasp them, and if you try to practice them, you'll fail. My teachings are older than the world. How can you grasp their meaning? If you want to know me, look inside your heart.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: praise 
     
    From wonder into wonder existence opens.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: care  wise  example 
     
    A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: living  harmony 
     
    He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.
    — Lao Tzu
    Does one scent appeal more than another? Do you prefer this flavor, or that feeling? Is your practice sacred and your work profane? Then your mind is separated: from itself, from oneness, from the Tao.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: struggle 
     
    Seal the openings, shut the doors, dull the sharpness, untie the knots, dim the light, become one with the dust. This is called the profound union.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  power 
     
    Those who have the courage to dare will perish. Those who have the courage not to dare will live.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  respect 
     
    High and low rest on each other.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: truth  right  wise 
     
    The great Way is very straight, but people prefer to deviate.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: trust  eyes  wise 
     
    Words spoken about the Way have no taste. When looked at, there's not enough to see. When listened to, there's not enough to hear. When used, it is never exhausted.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: truth 
     
    What has not yet emerged is easy to prevent.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature  self 
     
    The sturdiest virtue seems fragile.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: knowing 
     
    The grandest virtue seems deficient.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: live 
     
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