Laozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is known as the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching and the founder of philosophical Taoism, and as a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions. Although a legendary figure, Laozi is usually dated to around the 6th century BCE and reckoned a contemporary of Confucius, but some historians contend that he actually lived during the Warring States period of the 5th or 4th century BCE. Laozi’s work has been embraced by various anti-authoritarian movements as well as Chinese legalism.
Music In The Soul Can Be Heard By The Universe.
If You Do Not Change Direction, You May End Up Where You Are Heading.
When You Are Content To Be Simply Yourself And Don't Compare Or Compete, Everybody Will Respect You.
Being Deeply Loved By Someone Gives You Strength, While Loving Someone Deeply Gives You Courage.
Mastering Others Is Strength. Mastering Yourself Is True Power.
Knowing Others Is Wisdom, Knowing Yourself Is Enlightenment.
The Key To Growth Is The Introduction Of Higher Dimensions Of Consciousness Into Our Awareness.
When The Best Leader's Work Is Done The People Say, 'We Did It Ourselves.'
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.
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 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 Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With One Step.
Those Who Have Knowledge, Don't Predict. Those Who Predict, Don't Have Knowledge.
Nothing Is Softer Or More Flexible Than Water, Yet Nothing Can Resist It.
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.
An Ant On The Move Does More Than A Dozing Ox.
The Wise Man Does Not Lay Up His Own Treasures. The More He Gives To Others, The More He Has For His Own.
Manifest Plainness, Embrace Simplicity, Reduce Selfishness, Have Few Desires.
Violence, Even Well Intentioned, Always Rebounds Upon Oneself.
When I Let Go Of What I Am, I Become What I Might Be.
Of All That Is Good, Sublimity Is Supreme. Succeeding Is The Coming Together Of All That Is Beautiful. Furtherance Is The Agreement Of All That Is Just. Perseverance Is The Foundation Of All Actions.
When A Nation Is Filled With Strife, Then Do Patriots Flourish.
Fill Your Bowl To The Brim And It Will Spill. Keep Sharpening Your Knife And It Will Blunt.
If You Would Take, You Must First Give, This Is The Beginning Of Intelligence.
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.
He Who Controls Others May Be Powerful, But He Who Has Mastered Himself Is Mightier Still.
He Who Knows That Enough Is Enough Will Always Have Enough.
Health Is The Greatest Possession. Contentment Is The Greatest Treasure. Confidence Is The Greatest Friend. Non-being Is The Greatest Joy.
The Wicked Leader Is He Who The People Despise. The Good Leader Is He Who The People Revere. The Great Leader Is He Who The People Say, 'We Did It Ourselves.'
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.
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.
Govern A Great Nation As You Would Cook A Small Fish. Do Not Overdo It.
Kindness In Words Creates Confidence. Kindness In Thinking Creates Profoundness. Kindness In Giving Creates Love.
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.
To The Mind That Is Still, The Whole Universe Surrenders.
The Words Of Truth Are Always Paradoxical.
Great Acts Are Made Up Of Small Deeds.
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.
The Snow Goose Need Not Bathe To Make Itself White. Neither Need You Do Anything But Be Yourself.
Nature Is Not Human Hearted.
Governing A Great Nation Is Like Cooking A Small Fish - Too Much Handling Will Spoil It.
Simulated Disorder Postulates Perfect Discipline; Simulated Fear Postulates Courage; Simulated Weakness Postulates Strength.
To Know Yet To Think That One Does Not Know Is Best; Not To Know Yet To Think That One Knows Will Lead To Difficulty.
Silence Is A Source Of Great Strength.
The Softest Things In The World Overcome The Hardest Things In The World.
The Power Of Intuitive Understanding Will Protect You From Harm Until The End Of Your Days.
Nature Does Not Hurry, Yet Everything Is Accomplished.
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.
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.