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Quotes by Lao Tzu - (54 quotes)

Lao Tzu - From the Activity category:

An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Aging category:

Do not fear the aging of the body for it is the body's way of seeking the root. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Ambition category:

Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Change category:

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

Lao Tzu - From the Character category:

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

Lao Tzu - From the Competition category:

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

Lao Tzu - From the Confidence category:

Kindness in words creates confidence. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Contentment category:

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)

Lao Tzu - From the Courage category:

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

Lao Tzu - From the Danger category:

Wise travelers always stop short before they come to danger. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Difficulty category:

Prepare for the difficult while it is still easy. Deal with the big while it is still small. Difficult undertakings have always started with what's easy. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Ego category:

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

Lao Tzu - From the Expectation category:

The snowgoose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Failure category:

Failure is the foundation of success... success the lurking place of failure. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Fear category:

If I have even just a little sense, I will walk on the main road and my only fear will be of straying from it. Keeping to the main road is easy, but people love to be sidetracked. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Flexibility category:

What is malleable is always superior to that which is immovable. This is the principle of controlling things by going along with them, of mastery through adaptation. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Generosity category:

Kindness in giving creates love. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Genius category:

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

Lao Tzu - From the Greatness category:

Great undertakings always started with what is small. Therefore the sage never strives for the great, and thereby the great is achieved. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Intuition category:

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Journey category:

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

Lao Tzu - From the Joy category:

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

Lao Tzu - From the Keys category:

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

Lao Tzu - From the Knowledge category:

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Leadership category:

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)

Lao Tzu - From the Leadership category:

To lead the people, walk behind them. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Life category:

Being is born of not being. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Life category:

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Life category:

The best way to live / is to be like water / For water benefits all things / and goes against none of them. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Love category:

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Moderation category:

One who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Music category:

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Passion category:

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Patience category:

Who is there who can make muddy waters clear? But if allowed to remain still, it will gradually clear itself. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Peace category:

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner. Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Power category:

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Problems category:

Yard by yard, life is hard – Inch by inch, life's a cinch. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Questions category:

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

Lao Tzu - From the Silence category:

He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Silence category:

Silence is a source of great strength. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Space category:

We turn clay to make a vessel, but it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness of the vessel depends. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Strength category:

Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Success category:

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)

Lao Tzu - From the Thinking category:

Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Time category:

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Travel category:

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

Lao Tzu - From the Truth category:

The words of truth are always paradoxical. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Universe category:

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

Lao Tzu - From the Watercolours category:

Water benefits the ten thousand things and does not oppose them. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Windows category:

One may know the world without going out of doors. One may see the Way of Heaven without looking through the windows. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Winning category:

By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond the winning. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Wonder category:

Wonder into wonder existence opens. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Words category:

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good. (Lao Tzu)

Lao Tzu - From the Work category:

The master of the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him, he is always doing both. (Lao Tzu)