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He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu

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Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

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

 

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

From caring comes courage.
- Lao Tzu

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

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Be merciful, moderate, and modest.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

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

Be the chief but never the lord.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

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

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

From wonder into wonder existence opens.
- Lao Tzu

He who knows himself is enlightened.
- 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

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

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

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

Born to be wild - live to outgrow it.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

Nature is not human hearted.
- Lao Tzu

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

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

He who knows, does not speak.
He who speaks, does not know.
- Lao Tzu

He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

Yielding is the way of the Tao.
- Lao Tzu

Life and death are one thread,
the same line viewed from different sides.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

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

To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply gives you 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

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

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- 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

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

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


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