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Inspirational Quotes by Lao Tzu

Quotes from the Tao Te Ching

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Lao Tzu (also Laozi, Laosi, Lao Tse, Lao Tu) may have been an historical person who lived in 6th century BC China and wrote the Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing) - the foundational work of Taoist (Daoist) philosophy. Or Lao Tzu may be mythological, and the Tao Te Ching the work of a number of anonymous ancient Chinese scholars.

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Inspirational Tao Te Ching quotes and sayings by Lao Tzu...

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- 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

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

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

To lead people, walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
- 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

He who is contented is rich.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu



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