Lao Tzu quotes
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.
A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
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.
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.
All Lao Tzu quotes ⇑
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.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
A leader is best When people barely know he exists, who talks little, When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, They will say, "We did this ourselves."
To know that you do not know is the best. To think you know when you do not is a disease. Recognizing this disease as a disease is to be free of it.
The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
Accomplish but do not boast, accomplish without show, accomplish without arrogance, accomplish without grabbing, accomplish without forcing.
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.
Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.
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.