Lao Tzu Biography

Lao Tzu, Author
Occup.Author
FromChina
Born571 BC
Died471 BC
Laozǐ "The old master" also meant Lao Zi, Laozi, Lao-Zi, Lao Tzu, Lao Tsu as well as Lao Tse) was a legendary Chinese thinker as well as sage that should have lived around the 6th century BC

The birth and fatality years of Lao Tzu are not known with certainty, as well as there is a lack of dependable historical documents concerning his life. According to tradition, he stayed in ancient China during the 6th century BCE, yet some scholars think that he may have lived in the 4th century BCE. There are also various accounts of when he was birthed as well as when he passed away.

Some sources suggest that Lao Tzu was born in 571 BCE and died in 471 BCE, but these days are not widely approved. Various other sources put his birth as well as fatality around the mid-4th century BCE. The reality is that we may never recognize the precise days of Lao Tzu's birth as well as fatality. Nonetheless, his mentors, tape-recorded in the Tao Te Ching, have actually had a profound and long-term effect on Chinese philosophy and culture.

The name literally indicates "old master" and is therefore a nickname. He is regarded as the founder of Taoism, as well as is, according to Taoist practice, the author of the work Dàodéjīng (in the West, much better known under the old and also established means of transcription Tao Te Ching), a message which is additionally sometimes described merely as "Lǎozǐ." The text is in the present kind from the fourth century BC, and also it is uncertain when it remained in its basic type. Very suggest that the message has been added in the process.

Our collection contains 75 quotes who is written / told by Lao, under the main topic Love.

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75 Famous quotes by Lao Tzu

Small: A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will
"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"
Small: Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage"
Small: Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodn
"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"
Small: He who is contented is rich
"He who is contented is rich"
Small: Music in the soul can be heard by the universe
"Music in the soul can be heard by the universe"
Small: If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading"
Small: Without stirring abroad, One can know the whole world Without looking out of the window One can see the
"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"
Small: When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right co
"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"
Small: To lead people walk behind them
"To lead people walk behind them"
Small: Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power
"Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power"
Small: The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself
"The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself"
Small: The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days
"The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days"
Small: Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires
"Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires"
Small: He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough
"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough"
Small: He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened
"He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened"
Small: He who knows himself is enlightened
"He who knows himself is enlightened"
Small: When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish
"When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish"
Small: Great acts are made up of small deeds
"Great acts are made up of small deeds"
Small: He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still
"He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still"
Small: Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt
"Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt"
Small: Be the chief but never the lord
"Be the chief but never the lord"
Small: At the center of your being you have the answer you know who you are and you know what you want
"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want"
Small: Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy
"Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy"
Small: An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox
"An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox"
Small: By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. T
"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"
Small: A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving
"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving"
Small: Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens
"Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens"
Small: All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small
"All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small"
Small: A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar
"A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar"
Small: Be Content with what you have rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking,
"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"
Small: Because of a great love, one is courageous
"Because of a great love, one is courageous"
Small: Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of
"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"
Small: He who conquers others is strong He who conquers himself is mighty
"He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty"
Small: Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permea
"Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven"
Small: Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it
"Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it"
Small: Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it
"Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it"
Small: From wonder into wonder existence opens
"From wonder into wonder existence opens"
Small: From caring comes courage
"From caring comes courage"
Small: For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions
"For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions"
Small: Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself
"Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself"
Small: Truthful words are not beautiful beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive persua
"Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good"
Small: To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders
"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders"
Small: The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to o
"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"
Small: He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted
"He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted"
Small: Mans enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself
"Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself"
Small: Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses
"Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses"
Small: Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Dont resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let r
"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"
Small: Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides
"Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides"
Small: Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment
"Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment"
Small: Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving cre
"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love"
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