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SummaryLao Tzu is a famous Author from China, he is still alive and was born .
BiographyLaozǐ "The old master" also spelled Lao Zi, Laozi, Lao-Zi, Lao Tzu, Lao Tsu and Lao Tse) was a legendary Chinese thinker and sage who must have lived around the 6 . century BC
The name literally means "old master" and is thus a nickname. He is regarded as the founder of Taoism, and is, according to Taoist tradition, the author of the work Dàodéjīng (in the West, better known under the old and established way of transcription Tao Te Ching), a text which is also sometimes referred to simply as "Lǎozǐ." The text is in the present form from the 4th century BC, and it is uncertain when it was in its basic form. Very suggest that the text has been added along the way.
Our collection contains 75 quotes who is written / told by Lao, under the main topic Love.
Source / external links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi
Famous quotes by Lao Tzu (75)
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage"
"The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours"
"The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes"
"One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others"
"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"
"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want"
"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, never sins"
"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"
"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"
"He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still"
"He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty"
"Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven"
"Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it"
"Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it"
"For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions"
"Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt"
"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"
"By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning"
"Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens"
"All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small"
"A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar"
"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"
"Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it"
"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures"
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading"
"Without stirring abroad, One can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window One can see the way of heaven. The further one goes The less one knows"
"When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you"
"When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder"
"When the best leader's work is done the people say, "We did it ourselves.""
"People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure"
"One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him"
"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"
"The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world"
"The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself"
"How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?"
"If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence"
"The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be"
"The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness"
"The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete"
"The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days"
"Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good"
"Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained"
"The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest"
"Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength"
"Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires"
"Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses"
"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"
"Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides"
"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love"