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Lao Tzu

Laozi was a philosopher of ancient China, best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching (often simply referred to as Laozi). His association with the Tào Té Ching has led him to be traditionally considered the founder of philosophical Taoism (pronounced as "Daoism"). He is also revered as a deity in most religious forms of Taoist philosophy, which often refers to Laozi as Taishang Laojun, or "One of the Three Pure Ones". (6th century BCE)

Quotes

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
Lao Tzu

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

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Lao Tzu

From caring comes courage.
Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
Lao Tzu

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

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

People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.
Lao Tzu

The further one goes The less one knows.
Lao Tzu

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Lao Tzu

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

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

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
Lao Tzu

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

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

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