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    By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love and kindness he may rule the world forever.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: sage 
     
    The sage acts without taking credit. He accomplishes without dwelling on it. He does not want to display his worth.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  work 
     
    If you can let go of (the Tao) with your mind and surround it with your heart, it will live inside you forever.
    — Lao Tzu
    Countless words count less than the silent balance between yin and yang
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: violence  law 
     
    The more clever and cunning people are, the stranger the events will be.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: loss 
     
    The purest white seems stained.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: kindness 
     
    Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Be still and allow the mud to settle.
    — Lao Tzu
    Stay at the center and let all things take their course.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  bad 
     
    In the end, The treasure of life is missed by those who hold on and gained by those who let go
    — Lao Tzu
    The sage has no concern for himself, but makes the concerns of others his own.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: enemies  mistakes  lost  enemy 
     
    The biggest in the world is small in its beginning.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: earth  forever  heaven 
     
    Correct becomes defect. Good becomes ominous. People's delusions have certainly lasted long.
    — Lao Tzu
    Things exalted then decay. This is going against the Way. What goes against the Way meets an early end.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  ignorance 
     
    The Way is ever nameless.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature  rain  violent 
     
    The most fundamental seems fickle.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: secret  master  virtue 
     
    Returning is the movement of the Way.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: journey  garden 
     
    By steadily disciplining the animal nature, until it becomes one pointed, it is possible to establish conscious awareness of The Eternal.
    — Lao Tzu
    Those who defeat others are strong, those who defeat themselves are mighty.
    — Lao Tzu
    The virtuous carry out the settlement, but those without virtue pursue their claims.
    — Lao Tzu
    The highest virtue seems as low as a valley.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: sorrow  victory 
     
    The high must make the low its base.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: truth 
     
    Knowing honor, but clinging to disgrace, you become the valley of the world.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature  self 
     
    Because he (the Sage) demands no honor, he will never be dishonored.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: knowing 
     
    Let the country be small, and the inhabitants few.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: live 
     
    By moderation one can be generous.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: sage 
     
    Meet the big while it is small.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people  work 
     
    Meet the difficult while it is easy.
    — Lao Tzu
    The highest virtue does nothing. Yet, nothing needs to be done. The lowest virtue does everything. Yet, much remains to be done.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: violence  law 
     
    The Way is ever without action, yet nothing is left undone.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: loss 
     
    The sage acts by doing nothing.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: kindness 
     
    Heavy is the root of light.
    — Lao Tzu
    What's the difference between beautiful and ugly?
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men  bad 
     
    The Wise Man is square but not sharp, honest but not not malign, straight but not severe, bright but not dazzling.
    — Lao Tzu
    Filling all the way to the brim is not as good as halting in time.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: enemies  mistakes  lost  enemy 
     
    The most able seems clumsy.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: earth  forever  heaven 
     
    Without stepping out the door, you can know the world.
    — Lao Tzu
    The sage does not strive to be great. Thereby he can accomplish the great.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: desires  oneself  sin 
     
    The sage regards things as difficult, and thereby avoids difficulty.
    — Lao Tzu
    I do not interfere, and people become rich by themselves.
    — Lao Tzu
    What is and what is not create each other.
    — Lao Tzu
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