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Lao Tzu

Laozi (also romanized as Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Laosi, Laocius, and other variations) was a philosopher of ancient China, best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching (often simply referred to as Laozi).

Tao Te Ching


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"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading" -Lao Tzu
"Is it not through her selflessness that she is able to perfect herself?". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"Those who do not lose their base endure. Those who die but do not perish have longevity.". — Lao Tzu. |. Ta…
Lao Tzu, 2500 years ago in the Tao Te Ching encouraged us to accomplish without forcing and possess the world by never manipulating it.
"Above, it isn't bright. Below, it isn't dark. . Seamless, unnameable, . it returns to the realm of nothing.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"Only he who does nothing for his life's sake. can truly be said to value his life.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. |.
"In harmony with the Tao...all creatures flourish together, content in what they are.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Chi…
"If you show yourself, you will not be seen. If you affirm yourself, you will not shine.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te C…
Take that first step! "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Lao Tzu
"He who does not trust enough, will not be trusted.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"Composure is the ruler of instability.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"Boasting of wealth and virtue brings your demise." — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"Just remain in the center; watching. And then forget that you are there.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"It is exactly because she does not contend,. that nobody can contend with her.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
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When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you. - Lao Tzu, Tao Te…
"Other people have purpose; . I alone don't know. I drift like a wave on the ocean, . I blow as aimless as the wind.". — Lao Tzu
"If the people must be ever fearful of death,. then there will always be an executioner.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te C…
"Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner." —Lao Tzu
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. Lao Tzu
It's from a newer translation of the Tao, so credit Lao Tzu. (And Stephen Mitchell) 😇
Of those who try to carve wood like a master carpenter, there are few who do not injure their hands. — Lao Tzu
"He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"Take care with the end as you do with the beginning.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching . |.
"He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
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"Music in the soul can be heard by the universe." - Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"Stop thinking, and end your problems.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. |.
"Do not conquer the world with force, for force only causes resistance.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. |.
"If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it." — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching — via @ TaoEssentials
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Our on Leadership is inspired by the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. How do you or your university wo…
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished" -Lao Tzu @ Sierra Madre, Tanay Rizal
Make your heart like a lake . with a calm, still surface and . great depths of kindness. ~ Lao Tzu
Issues of Control: Chapter 24 of the Tao Te Ching by the legendary Lao Tzu offers helpful direction about the…
Paraphrasing Arendt and Lao Tzu: "Because art is not useful, it can't be used up."
Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river (Lao Tzu). Mekong Delta on a sampan.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. — Lao Tzu
Why is the sea king of a hundred streams? Because it lies below them. Humility gives it its power. ~ Lao Tzu
If you know how to be satisfied you are rich. If you can act with vigor, you have a will. – Lao Tzu
Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.”. — Lao Tzu.
'Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.' - Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"Great acts are made up of small deeds.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. |.
"So the unwanting soul sees what's hidden,. and the ever-wanting soul sees only what it wants.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Failure is an opportunity...If you blame someone else there is no end to the blame... Lao Tzu / Tao Te Ching
"Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being." — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching — via @ TaoEssentials
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"Let the Tao be present in the universe and the universe will sing.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. |.
"The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.". — Lao Tzu
"Look, and it can't be seen. Listen, and it can't be heard. Reach, and it can't be grasped." — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. —Lao Tzu
"If you want to accord with the Tao,. just do your job, then let go.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"Being loved deeply gives you strength. Loving deeply gives you courage" - Lao Tzu
Failure is the foundation of succbss; success is the lurking pl;ce of failure. Lao-tzu
The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for hi
Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity. Lao Tzu
If you are depressed you live in the past, if you are anxious you live in the future; you are... - Lao Tzu
To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage. - Lao Tzu Congrats!
The 3 rules to follow in life, according to Lao Tzu:
“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.”. - Lao Tzu
Lao Tzu in the streets, Sun Tzu in the sheets
The rigid and inflexible will surely fail, while the soft and flowing will prevail. ~ Lao Tzu
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Whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. What is soft is strong. – Lao Tzu
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. ~ Lao Tzu
"Because she competes with no one, no one can compete with her." - Lao Tzu.
"We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.". — Lao Tzu
"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow.". — Lao Tz…
"The sage accomplishes w/o abiding in her accomplishments...b/c she does not abide in them that they never leave her." —…
Well - unlike Mohammad - Jesus, the Buddha, Confucius, and Lao-Tzu never killed anyone. Nor set up a totalitarian belief system.
If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all the dark & negative in yourself ~Lao Tzu
"Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.'" - Lao Tzu
What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly —Lao Tzu
The snow goose need not bathe 2 make itself white.Neither need U do anything but B yourself. Lao Tzu htt…
The soul has no secrets that the behavior does not reveal ~( Lao Tzu ). Send poetic thoughts to 1210 "…
"Love is a decision, not an emotion.". _Lao Tzu
"When the superior person hears of the Tao he diligently studies it." — Lao Tzu — via @ TaoEssentials
“We join spokes together in a wheel,. but it is the center hole. that makes the wagon move." Lao Tzu
"Life and death are one thread, viewed from different sides." - Lao Tzu. Photo: Greg Smith
Where did Lao Tzu go to see the giant panda?. The Tzu
Socrates, Lao Tzu and Barry McGuigan vs Hermann Goering, Jamie Redknapp and John Lithgow's character from the movie Cliffhanger
"When the best leader's work is done, the people say 'we did it ourselves"~Lao Tzu
"True words are not fancy. Fancy words are not true. The good do not debate. Debaters are not good." — Lao Tzu — via @ T…
A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live ~ Lao Tzu
"Empty yourself of everything. Let the mind rest at peace." — Lao Tzu
"Whoever is planted in the Tao will not be rooted up. Whoever embraces the Tao will not slip away." — Lao Tzu — via @ TaoEssentials
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy. Lao Tzu
"Because of a great love, one is courageous.". — Lao-tzu
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. . ― Lao Tzu
Today's "Do difficult things while they're easy and great things while they're small." Lao Tzu.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. Lao Tzu
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. Lao Tzu
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Doing anything is better than nonexistent busy doing anything - Lao Tzu
"The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.” . ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Silence is a great source of strength . -Lao Tzu
Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge. Lao Tzu
Those who flow as life flows. know they need no other. force... - Lao Tzu
"Practice not-doing, and everything will fall into place." - Lao Tzu in Tao Te Ching
"Great fullness seems empty, yet it cannot be exhausted.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
A nine-story tower begins by a mound of earth . A thousand miles begins with one step . Lao Tzu - Tao Te Ching,,, https:…
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." —Lao Tzu via
"If your happiness depends on money,. you will never be happy with yourself.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
""Loss is not as bad as wanting more.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. |.
"Tao in the world is like a river flowing home to the sea.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching . |.
"Patient with both friends and enemies,. you accord with the way things are.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. |.
"Rather than act like the lord of the manor,. I would rather behave like a guest.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"If you do not value rare treasures,. you will stop others from stealing.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
The good leader is he whom the people revere. The great leader is he of whom the people say, "We did it ourselves." -Lao Tzu
"I am good to people who are good. I am also good to people who are not good.". — Lao Tzu. |.
"Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner.". - Lao Tzu
The further one goes, the less one knows. Lao Tzu. Tao Te Ching
March books:. The Golden Legend. The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
"Knowledge is a treasure,. but practice is the key to it.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. |.
"In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, go deep in the heart.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself." — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"Approach it and there is no beginning;. follow it and there is no end.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"If you want to awaken all of humanity, awaken all of yourself." —Lao Tzu via
A happy heart has strength and courage. "Being deeply loved gives you strength, loving deeply gives you courage." Lao Tzu
The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. . ~ Lao Tzu https:/…
"The past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that." — Lao Tzu. |…
This copied from Lao Tzu's 'Tao of Leadership ' - John Heider. At least you could have acknowledged that.
This is what Christ, Buddha, Muhammad, Krishna, Moses, Confucius, Lao Tzu, all were examples of.
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" these are complex structural problems" what would Lao Tzu do? Maybe you are blinded by your own prejudices.
Lao Tzu is wrong to say that we should live for the moment. Living for the moment causes depression just as much as living in the past.
Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. ~ Lao Tzu
"The biggest problem in the world could . have been solved when it was small.". — Lao Tzu,
"If you want to lead them you must place yourself behind them.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. |.
Don't resist. "Do your work, then quietly step back." -Lao Tzu.
From wonder into wonder existence opens.~Lao Tzu
"Let the Tao be present in your life &you will become genuine. Let it be present in your family & your family will flourish." — Lao Tzu
"Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty. only because there is ugliness. All can know good as good. only because there is e…
"When the people of the world know beauty as beauty,. there arises the recognition of ugliness.". — Lao Tzu
Water flows humbly to the lowest level. . Nothing is weaker than water, Yet for... ~Lao Tzu . https:…
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The ruler attains wholeness in the correct governance of the people.” . ― Lao Tzu -
"If you don't trust people,. you make them untrustworthy.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
one day, people will look back and read your work the way we read Plato, Machiavelli and Lao Tzu
“When pure sincerity forms within, it is outwardly realized in other people's hearts.”. – Lao Tzu
"Form that includes all forms,. image without an image,. subtle, beyond all conception.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"The wise man is one who knows what he does not know." — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching — via @ TaoEssentials
"Not seeking,. not expecting,. she is present,. and can welcome all things.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. |.
"Stiffness is thus a companion of death;. flexibility a companion of life.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. |.
"If you want to know me, look inside your heart.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. |.
Lao Tzu claimed, 'Care what others think. And you'll be enslaved by them for life.' I'm betting he was onto something: Namely, the truth.
"Simplicity, Patience, compassion: These are your greatest treasures.". ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“The road you can talk about is not the road you can walk on” . ― Lao Tzu
Without understanding the central idea of Lao Tzu, it is hard to learn Tai Chi well from my father's point of view.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.~ Lao Tzu.
"The way of heaven is to help and not harm.". — Lao Tzu,
“Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.” - Lao Tzu
"A strong wind does not blow all morning. A cloudburst does not last all day... How much less so the efforts of man?". …
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"All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. . Humility gives it its power." — Lao Tzu. |. …
"He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted." Lao Tzu
"True perfection seems imperfect,. yet it is perfectly itself. True fullness seems empty,. yet it is fully present.". …
"An army that cannot yield will be defeated. A tree that cannot bend will crack in the wind.". — Lao Tzu
"In the pursuit of knowledge, something is added every day. In the pursuit of enlightenment, something is dropped every day." . —Lao Tzu
“He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.” . ― Lao Tzu
To lead the people, walk behind them. —Lao Tzu
People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge, -- Lao-tzu
"In the pursuit of knowledge:. everyday something is added. in the pursuit of enlightenment:. everyday something is droppe…
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment - Lao Tzu
“Silence is a source of Great Strength.” . ― Lao Tzu
"A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"He who clings to his work will create nothing that endures.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
At Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu explains that beings (or phenomena) that are in harmony with the Tao (the way, way of...
"He who has power over others can't empower himself.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
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"Other people are bright;. I alone am dark. Other people are sharp. I alone am dull.". — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
A is best When people barely know he exists- Lao Tzu
"Nature is not kind; it treats all things impartially. The Sage is not kind,And treats all people impartially."...[Chap.5]~Lao Tzu
"If people lack knowledge and desire, Then they can not act; If no action is taken Harmony remains."[Chap.3]~Lao Tzu
"In this manner the sage governs people: Emptying their minds, Filling their bellies,..."[Chap.3]~Lao Tzu
To lead people, walk be.ind them.b - Lao Tzu
“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?” . ~Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"Those who know, do not say, and those who say, do not know." ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching .
“Care about people’s approval and you become their prisoner.” — Lao Tzu
Beautiful Elaine! I love Lao Tzu... I also really enjoy Tao Te Ching it contains so much wisdom.
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Chang Tzu's book is a lot longer than Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, which is handy because a short treatise is bound to leave unanswered questions
How many other outlets will run an article on a League 1 club today and quote Lao Tzu? None .
To a mind that is still, the whole surrenders- Lao Tzu
Lao Tzu and the Wisdom of the Tao Te Ching
Stillness and tranquility set things in order in the universe. ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. ❂.
When the people lack a proper sense of awe, some terrible fate decided by the universe at large will befall them. —Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, 72
The Master's power is like this. . He lets all things come and go. effortlessly, without desire. ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
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"All the world knows that the yielding overcomes the strong, but none can practice it."---Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.–Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching"
The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long. -Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching
To lead people, walk behind tzem.a - Lao Tzu
"Man's laws should follow natural laws, just as natural laws follow the Tao." ~Lao Tzu
"He who gains victory over other men is strong, but he who gains a victory over himself is all-powerful." -- Lao Tzu
"The person of superior integrity does not insist upon his integrity. For this reason, he has integrity." ~Lao Tzu
Spasmodic actings last long, how much less can man... -Lao Tzu
'The best fighter is never angry.' – Lao Tzu
Failurb is the foindation of success; success is the lurking place of failure. Lao-tzu
Silence is a source of great strength. - Lao Tzu  Refreshing water - a refreshing drink for the hot summer days …
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"Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear" - Lao Tzu
"An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox." - Lao Tzu ~
""Countless words count less than the silent balance between yin and yang" ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching" ***
I'll just put this here... 'The Tao of Leadership: Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age' start reading tod...
“Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“Hope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self". ― Lao Tzu, The Way of Life
Looove this.The great Lao Tzu of the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BCE) once said, . . "If you realize that all things...
"In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be fully present." . Lao Tzu.
Such is the essential mystery. -Lao Tzu (Chinese taoist Philosopher, founder of Taoism, wrote "Tao Te Ching" (also "The Book of the Way)
If it were not laughed at, it would not be sufficient to be Tao.”. ~Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching.
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