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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

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and it will ...
LAO TZU
To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.
LAO TZU
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you...
LAO-TZU
When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right...
LAO TZU
Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; p...
LAO TZU
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
LAO TZU
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.
LAO TZU
A leader is best
When people barely know he exists
Of a good leader, who talks little,
LAO TZU
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.
LAO TZU
A violent wind does not outlast the morning; a squall of rain does not outlast the day. Such is the ...
LAO-TZU
When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
LAO-TZU
Empty your mind of all thoughts.
LAO TZU
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, wo...
LAO-TZU
I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is fru...
LAO-TZU
The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The gre...
LAO-TZU
He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment.
LAO-TZU
To see things in the seed is genius.
LAO-TZU
Don't think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and pra...
LAO-TZU
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
LAO-TZU
Fail to honor people,they fail to honor you; but of a good leader, who talks little, when his work i...
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
My teachings are easy to understand
and easy to put into practice.
Yet your intellect wil...
LAO TZU
Success is as dangerous as failure.
Hope is as hollow as fear.
LAO TZU
Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and ...
LAO TZU
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty" - Lao-tsu
LAO TZU
Close your mouth,
block off your senses,
blunt your sharpness,
untie your knots,
LAO TZU
The further one goes, the less one knows.
LAO TZU
At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know wh...
LAO TZU
all streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. humility gives it its power. if you w...
LAO TZU
When armies are mobilized and issues are joined,
The man who is sorry over the fact will win.
LAO-TZU
To know that you do not know is the best.
To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease.
LAO-TZU
There is no calamity greater than lavish desires.
There is no greater guilt than discontentment.<...
LAO-TZU
Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.
LAO-TZU
The supreme excellence is not to win a hundred victories in a hundred battles. The supreme excellenc...
LAO-TZU
The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
LAO-TZU
Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; p...
LAO-TZU
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
LAO-TZU
A good manager is best when people barely know that he exists. Not so good when people obey and accl...
LAO-TZU
The good man is the teacher of the bad,
And the bad is the material from which the good may lear...
LAO-TZU
The journey of a thousand leagues begins from beneath your feet.
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