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Lao Tzu quotes

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.

Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge.

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?

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.

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.

He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.

Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.

For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.

He who knows himself is enlightened.

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.

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

Silence is a source of great strength.

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.

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.

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.