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Lao Tzu quotes

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.

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

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

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.

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

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.

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

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.

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.

He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.

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.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.