Lao Tzu Quotes

The Way of Heaven does not compete, And yet it skillfully achieves victory. It does not speak, and yet it skillfully responds to things. It comes to you without your invitation.

~ Lao Tzu

Knowing others is intelligence knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.

~ Lao Tzu

To produce things and to rear them, To produce, but not to take possession of them, To act, but not to rely on one's own ability, To lead them, but not to master them - This is called profound and secret virtue.

~ Lao Tzu

The sage wears clothes of coarse cloth but carries jewels in his bosom He knows himself but does not display himself He loves himself but does not hold himself in high esteem.

~ Lao Tzu

People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.

~ Lao Tzu

Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.

~ Lao Tzu

To be worn out is to be renewed.

~ Lao Tzu

Without going out-of-doors, one can know all he needs to know. Without even looking out of his window, one can grasp the nature of everything. Without going beyond his own nature, one can achieve ultimate wisdom. Therefore, the intelligent man knows all he needs to know without going away, And sees all he needs to see without looking elsewhere, And does all he needs to do wihout undue exertion.

~ Lao Tzu

I have three treasures. Guard and keep them The first is deep love, The second is frugality, And the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world. Because of deep love, one is courageous. Because of frugality, one is generous. Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world.

~ Lao Tzu

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.

~ Lao Tzu

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