Published on July 2nd, 2009 | by Yellow Magpie2
Lao-tzu Quotes: The Founder Of Taoism
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Here is a choice pick of Lao-tzu quotes.
‘A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.’
‘He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire.’
‘People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.’
‘Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.’
‘A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.’
‘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.’
‘She does not show herself, and therefore is apparent. She does not affirm herself, and therefore is acknowledged. She does not boast and therefore has merit. She does not strive and therefore is successful. It is exactly because she does not contend, that nobody can contend with her.’
‘I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.’
‘Do not conquer the world with force, for force only causes resistance. Thorns spring up when an army passes. Years of misery follow a great victory. Do only what needs to be done without using violence.’
‘The master observes the world but trusts his inner vision. He allows things to come and go. He prefers what is within to what is without.’
‘To realise that you do not understand is a virtue; not to realise that you do not understand is a defect.’
‘Chanting is no more holy than listening to the murmur of a stream, counting prayer beads no more scared than simply breathing, religious robed no more spiritual than work clothes.’
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