Best Lao Tzu Quotes

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Read best Lao Tzu quotes – He as an ancient chinese philosopher and writer, here we collect inspirational quotes of Lao Tzu! He was also founder of philosophical Taoism, and a deity in religious Taoism.

1. 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.

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2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

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3. I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

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4. Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

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5. Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.

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6. Silence is a source of great strength.

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

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8. The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.

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9. When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.

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10. The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.

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11. If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

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12. Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

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13. Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.

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14. Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.

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15. Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.

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16. When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.

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17. He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

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

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19. Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.

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

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21. The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.

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22. One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him.

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23. How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?

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24. Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.

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25. A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

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26. I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.

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27. He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.

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28. Great acts are made up of small deeds.

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29. Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.

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30. Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.

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31. Man’s enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.

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

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33. Those who have knowledge, don’t predict. Those who predict, don’t have knowledge.

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34. Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish – too much handling will spoil it.

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35. Because of a great love, one is courageous.

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36. All things in the world come from being. And being comes from non-being.

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37. He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

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

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39. He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.

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40. If you keep feeling a point that has been sharpened, the point cannot long preserve its sharpness.

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