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Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.


Lao Tzu

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Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. t...
LAO-TZU
To have little is to possess.To have plenty is to be perplexed.
LAO TZU
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
LAO TZU
He who is in harmony with the Tao
is like a newborn child.
Its bones are soft, its muscles...
LAO TZU
Sometimes our greatest strength come from our weakness.
LAO TZU
Go out in the world and work like money doesn't matter, Sing as if no one is listening, Love as if y...
LAO TZU
Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment
LAO TZU
Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will ...
LAO TZU
To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.
LAO TZU
a skillful soldier is not violent, an able fighter does not rage, a mighty conqueror does not give b...
LAO TZU
Therefore the sage manages affairs without doing anything, and conveys his instructions without the ...
LAO TZU
It as non-existent (and not named).
LAO TZU
Rushing into action, you fail.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to...
LAO TZU
Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the ...
LAO-TZU
He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
LAO TZU
A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is bu...
LAO-TZU
People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as ca...
LAO-TZU
Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
LAO-TZU
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
LAO-TZU
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is h...
LAO-TZU
The best man is like water.
Water is good; it benefits all things and does not compete with them....
LAO-TZU
There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And...
LAO-TZU
Let there be a small country with few people . . .
Though neighboring communities overlook one an...
LAO-TZU
The journey of a thousand miles
starts from beneath your feet.

NOTE: Other translation...
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The longest journey a man must take is the eighteen inches from his head to his heart
LAO TZU
Nature is not human hearted.
LAO TZU
Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the ...
LAO TZU
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, wo...
LAO TZU
Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be b...
LAO TZU
Kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates profoundness, kindness in feeling...
LAO TZU
Hope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self. When we don't see the self as ...
LAO TZU
To understand the limitation of things, desire them.
LAO TZU
Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?
LAO TZU
Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is stren...
LAO TZU
When the people of the world all know beauty as beauty,
There arises the recognition of ugliness....
LAO-TZU
I have three treasures. Guard and keep them:
The first is deep love,
The second is frugality,<...
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He who knows he has enough is rich.
LAO-TZU
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a de...
LAO-TZU
The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named is not the eternal N...
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Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
LAO TZU
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest t...
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