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    He who loves does not dispute: He who disputes does not love.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: earth 
     
    When wisdom and knowledge appear, great pretense arises.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: truth 
     
    Knowledge of the eternal is all-embracing. To be all-embracing leads to righteousness, which is majestic.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: water 
     
    Take [preventive] action before things happen. Establish order before disorder has begun.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men 
     
    Knowing the bright, but clinging to the dark, you become a model to the world.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: live  perception  ego  wise  ideas 
     
    Moderation means prevention. Prevention means achieving much virtue.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature 
     
    Can you comprehend everything in the four directions and still do nothing?
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: job 
     
    What's the difference between yes and no?
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: wealth 
     
    The Way that can be walked is not the eternal Way.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: sage  heaven 
     
    Activity conquers coldness. Stillness conquers heat.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people 
     
    A man's excellence is like that of water; It benefits all things without striving; It takes to the low places shunned by men. Water is akin to Tao. . . . In all the earth nothing weaker than water, Yet in attacking the hard, nothing superior, Nothing so certain in wearing down strength: There is no way to resist it. Note then: The weak conquer the strong, The yielding outlast the aggressors.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: world 
     
    I have three treasures that I cherish. The first is compassion. The second is moderation. The third is not claiming to be first in the world.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: universe 
     
    The Way begets one; one begets two; two begets three; three begets the myriad creatures.
    — Lao Tzu
    Happiness perches on misery. Misery crouches beneath happiness.
    — Lao Tzu
    Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: spiritual 
     
    What has no substance can penetrate what has no opening.
    — Lao Tzu
    My words are very easy to understand and very easy to practice. Still, no one in the world can understand or practice them.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: virtue 
     
    Man is ruled by Earth. Earth is ruled by Heaven. Heaven is ruled by the Way. The Way is ruled by itself.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: birth 
     
    The well-run group is not a battlefield of egos.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature  men  achieve  wisdom 
     
    Knowledge studies others, wisdom is self known.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: sorrow  learning 
     
    Those who know are wise. Those who know themselves are enlightened.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: desires  oneself  sin 
     
    A good traveler leaves no tracks. Good speech lacks fault-finding.
    — Lao Tzu
    Without looking through the window, you can see Heaven's Way.
    — Lao Tzu
    He who holds on to the Way seeks no excess. Since he lacks excess, he can grow old in no need to be renewed.
    — Lao Tzu
    The most straight seems curved.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: earth 
     
    If Heaven were not clear it might rend. If Earth were not firm it might crumble.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: truth 
     
    Peace is our natural state of being.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: water 
     
    All things carry yin and embrace yang. They reach harmony by blending with the vital breath.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: men 
     
    Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: live  perception  ego  wise  ideas 
     
    The group will not prosper if the leader grabs the lion's share of the credit for the good work that has been done.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: nature 
     
    Be humble and you will remain entire. The sages do not display themselves, therefore they shine. They do not approve themselves, therefore they are noted. They do not praise themselves, therefore they have merit. They do not glory in themselves, therefore they excel.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: job 
     
    Knowing that we don't know it's humility; thinking that we know what we don't know, is sickness.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: wealth 
     
    The longer you travel, the less you know.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: sage  heaven 
     
    Those who stand on their toes are not steady.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: people 
     
    That so few understand me is why I am treasured.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: desires  mystery 
     
    Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water. Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it. The soft overcomes the hard; the gentle overcomes the rigid. Everyone knows this is true, but few can put it into practice. Therefore the Master remains serene in the midst of sorrow. Evil cannot enter his heart. Because he has given up helping, he is people's greatest help. True words seem paradoxical.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: power 
     
    The sage avoids extremity, excess, and extravagance.
    — Lao Tzu
    Those who take long steps cannot keep the pace.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: violent 
     
    The most eloquent seems to stutter.
    — Lao Tzu
    So the unwanting soul sees what's hidden, and the ever-wanting soul sees only what it wants.
    — Lao Tzu
    tags: true  strength 
     
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