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|He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself
He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.
He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.
He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the
He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest
treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the
Heaven's net is indeed vast. Though its meshes are wide, it
How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter
I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or
evil nor do I serve any.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
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.
If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When
cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When
relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty
and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are
If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you
will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there
is nothing you cannot achieve.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning
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.
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than
water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing
can surpass it.
It is better to do one's own duty, however defective it may
be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may
perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it,
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates
profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Let people hold on to these: Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different
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.
Look, it cannot be seen - it is beyond form. Listen, it cannot
be heard - it is beyond sound. Grasp, it cannot be held - it
is intangible. These three are indefinable, they are one.
From above it is not bright; From below it is not dark: Unbroken
thread beyond description. It returns to nothingness. Form of
the formless, Image of the imageless, It is called indefinable
and beyond imagination.
Stand before it - there is no beginning. Follow it and there
is no end. Stay with the Tao, Move with the present.
Knowing the ancient beginning is the essence of Tao.
Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously
the head, the heart and the senses.
Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness,
have few desires.
Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of
Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
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|Lao Tzu (Old Sage or Master) - Chinese
philosopher and father of Taoism. He was reportedly born c. 600 BC
and died c. 531 BC. He is attributed with the writings of the Tao
Te Ching. He was also known as Laozi, , Laosi, Laotze, Lao Tse and
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