Lao Tzu Quotes.
Silence is a source of great strength.
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.
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.
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.
The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.
There was something undifferentiated and yet complete, which existed before Heaven and Earth. Soundless and formless, it depends on nothing and does not change. It operates everywhere and is free from danger. It may be considered the mother of the universe. I do not know its name; I call it Tao.
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.
Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
Those who have knowledge, don’t predict. Those who predict, don’t have knowledge.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
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.