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

β€” Lao Tzu

The most reckoning Lao Tzu quotes that will inspire your inner self

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

481

Remember: β€œThe Best Fighter is Never Angry."

393

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.

318
Lao Tzu quote The truth is not always beautiful, nor b

The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.

33

Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.

292

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

290

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

236
Lao Tzu quote He who knows that enough is enough will

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

26

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.

The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.

235

Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.'

219

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

162
Lao Tzu quote An unbending tree is easily broken.

An unbending tree is easily broken.

30

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.

157

Deal with the big while it is still small.

145

Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.

144
Lao Tzu quote A journey of a thousand miles begins wit

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

27

About Lao Tzu

Quotes 140 sayings
Nationality Chinese
Profession Philosopher
Birthday 604 BC

The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.

133

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.

131

Silence is a source of great strength.

129
Lao Tzu quote Mastering others is strength, mastering

Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.

20

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

124

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

118

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion.

These three are your greatest treasures.

105
Lao Tzu quote Knowing others is intelligence, knowing

Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.

44

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.

104

If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be truly fulfilled.

92

Stop thinking, and end your problems.

63

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.

61

All things, including the grass and trees, are soft and pliable in life; dry and brittle in death.

54

The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.

53

The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest.

51

He who knows others is wise.He who knows himself is enlightened.

49

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

49

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.

49

To lead people walk behind them.

46

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.

45

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.

45

Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water.

Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.

43

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

40

If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.

39

Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding.

37

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

35

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

35

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

33

A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.

32

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.

31

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.

The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.

31

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

31

To see things in the seed, that is genius.

30

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

27

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

25

Don't think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania. Appropriate rituals channel your emotions and life energy toward the light. Without the discipline to practice them, you will tumble constantly backward into darkness.

25

See simplicity in the complicated.Achieve greatness in little things.

24

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.

24

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.

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