Lao tzu Quotes

โ€œLove is a decisio...

โ€œLove is a decision - not an emotion!โ€ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
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If you are depressed, you are living in the past. I...

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. Lao Tzu
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"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't res...

"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
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โ€œThe best fi...

โ€œThe best fighter is never angry.โ€ โ€•Lao Tzu
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"A leader is best when people barely know he e...

"A leader is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, the people will say: we did it ourselves." -Lao Tzu
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โ€œThe truth is not alway...

โ€œThe truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.โ€ - Lao Tzu
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โ€œBecause one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. ...

โ€œBecause one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.โ€ - Lao Tzu
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โ€œTime is a created thing. To sa...

โ€œTime is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.'โ€ โ€“ Lao Tzu
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"Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the ...

"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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"Doing nothing is b...

"Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing." -Lao Tzu
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"The journey of a th...

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." ( Lao Tzu)
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โ€œTo the mind that is...

โ€œTo the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.โ€ ~Lao Tzu
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โ€œGive evil nothing to oppo...

โ€œGive evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself.โ€ โ€• Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
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"Time is a created thing. To s...

"Time is a created thing. To say โ€œI donโ€™t have timeโ€, is like saying, โ€œI donโ€™t want toโ€." Lao Tzu
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โ€œWhen I let go of w...

โ€œWhen I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.โ€ ~Lao Tzu
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"Do the difficult things while they are easy and do ...

"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
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'Care about what otheres...

'Care about what otheres think and you shall always be their prisoner.' -Lao Tzu
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โ€œCare about what other peo...

โ€œCare about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.โ€ โ€• Lao Tzu
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"Nature does not hur...

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." ~ Lao Tzu
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If you correct your mind...

If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place. - Lao Tzu
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โ€œBetter to stay up all nigh...

โ€œBetter to stay up all night than to fall asleep with a dragonโ€ who said this? Lao Tzu?
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"Great indeed is the sublimity of the Cre...

"Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven. " -Lao Tzu
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"To attain knowledge, add thin...

"To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day." โ€”Lao Tzu
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"Nature does not hu...

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished" - Lao Tzu
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โ€œTo know that you do not know is the best. To think...

โ€œTo know that you do not know is the best. To think you know when you do not is a disease. Recognizing this disease as a disease is to be free of it.โ€ - Lao Tzu
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"If you are depressed you are living in the past. I...

"If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present." - Lao Tzu
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Do the difficult things while they are easy and do th...

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- Laozi/ Lao Tzu
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"My memory of ...

"My memory of you is better than you." ~ Lao Tzu
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Mastering others is st...

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. - Lao Tzu
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โ€œAt the center of your being you have the ans...

โ€œAt the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.โ€ โ€•Unknown (often misattributed to Lao Tzu)
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โ€œDo the difficult things while they are easy and do ...

โ€œDo 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.โ€ โ€• Lao Tzu
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โ€œWhen I let go of what I am, I become...

โ€œWhen I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.โ€ ~ Lao Tzu
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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing you...

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu
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He who controls others may be ...

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. Lao Tzu
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"Be content with what you have; rejoice in the ...

"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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A leader is best when people barely know he ...

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. - Lao Tzu
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He who knows ...

He who knows himself is enlightened. - Lao Tzu
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โ€œKnowing others is wi...

โ€œKnowing others is wisdom. Knowing yourself is enlightenment.โ€ โ€”Lao Tzu
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Those who flow as lif...

Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force. - Lao Tzu
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Nature does not hu...

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu
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"Let it be still, a...

"Let it be still, and it will gradually become clear" - Lao Tzu
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"A leader is best when people barely know that he exists, [โ€ฆ] o...

"A leader is best when people barely know that he exists, [โ€ฆ] of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aims fulfilled, they will all say, 'We did this ourselves.' " Lao Tzu.
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โ€œWhat the caterpillar call...

โ€œWhat the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.โ€ Lao Tzu
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โ€œBeing deeply loved by someone giv...

โ€œBeing deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." โ€“ Lao Tzu.
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He who is ...

He who is contented is rich. Lao Tzu
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โ€œWatch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become...

โ€œWatch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.โ€ โ€” Lao Tzu
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If you are depressed, you live in the past. If ...

If you are depressed, you live in the past. If you are anxious, you live in the future. But if you are at peace, you live in the present. - Lao Tzu
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"Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become ...

"Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny." - Lao Tzu
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Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. ...

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her. -Lao Tzu
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โ€œThe best fi...

โ€œThe best fighter is never angry.โ€ โ€• Lao Tzu
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โ€œHe who knows others is...

โ€œHe who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.โ€ - Lao Tzu
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โ€œCare about what other peo...

โ€œCare about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.โ€ โ€” Lao Tzu
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โ€œBeing deeply loved by someone giv...

โ€œBeing deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.โ€ __Lao Tzu
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"Being deeply loved by someone g...

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage." - Lao Tzu
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"Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. ...

"Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her." - Lao Tzu
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"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they ...

"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be." โ€” Lao Tzu
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"When I let go of w...

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." -Lao Tzu
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If you are depressed, you are living in the past. I...

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. Lao Tzu
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The truth is not alway...

The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth. Lao Tzu
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"If you do not change dir...

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." - Lao Tzu
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He who knows that en...

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. Lao Tzu
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Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetra...

Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness. - Lao Tzu
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"Silence is a ...

"Silence is a source of great strength." -Lao Tzu
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โ€œCare about what other peo...

โ€œCare about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.โ€ โ€• Lao Tzu
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" The journey of a ...

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