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The words of truth are always paradoxical. ...
by Lao Tzu

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

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Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

From caring comes courage.
- Lao Tzu

 

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
- Lao Tzu

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Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

It is better to do one's own duty,
however defective it may be,
than to follow the duty of another,
however well one may perform it.
He who does his duty as
his own nature reveals it, never sins.
- Lao Tzu

He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

Those who have knowledge, don't predict.
Those who predict, don't have knowledge.
- Lao Tzu

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

A tree that is unbending, is easily broken.
- Lao Tzu

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

Be simply yourself and don't compare or compete.
- Lao Tzu

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme.
Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful.
Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just.
Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
- Lao Tzu

He who knows that enough is enough
will always have enough.
- Lao Tzu

The key to growth is the introduction of
higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
- Lao Tzu

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The softest things in the world overcome
the hardest things in the world.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

He who knows others is clever;
He who knows himself has discernment.
- Lao Tzu

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

To see things in the seed, that is genius.
- Lao Tzu

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

Mastering others is strength.
Mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

The Tao abides in non-action,
Yet nothing is left undone.
- Lao Tzu

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
- Lao Tzu

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue;
Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
- Lao Tzu

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu (Chinese Proverb)

From wonder into wonder existence opens.
- Lao Tzu

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

He who does not trust enough,
will not be trusted.
- Lao Tzu

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
- Lao Tzu

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

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

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

He who controls others may be powerful,
but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
- Lao Tzu

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

Those who are highly evolved,
maintain an undiscriminating perception.
Seeing everything, labeling nothing,
they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness.
Thus they are supported by it.
- Lao Tzu

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline;
simulated fear postulates courage;
simulated weakness postulates strength.
- Lao Tzu

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

The things that have acquired unity are these:
Heaven by unity has become clear;
Earth by unity has become steady;
The Spirit by unity has become spiritual;
The Valley by unity has become full;
All things by unity have come into existence.
- Lao Tzu

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

He who conquers others is strong;
He who conquers himself is mighty.
- Lao Tzu


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