True words aren't eloquent; eloquent words aren't true. Wise men don't need to prove their point; men who need to prove their point aren't wise. The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is. The Tao nourishes by not forcing. By not dominating, the Master leads.— Laozi
Attractive Book Of Tao quotations
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
The more you know the less you talk.
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
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
Stop thinking, and end your problems.
Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Yet mystery and imagination arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness ... Darkness within darkness, the gateway to all understanding.
You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Free from desire, you realize the mystery, caught in the desire, you see only the manifestations.
If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants.
The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.
A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants. A good scientist has freed himself of concepts and keeps his mind open to what is.
The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal Name.
If you want to know me, look inside your heart.
A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.
The Master's power is like this. He lets all things come and go effortlessly, without desire. He never expects results; thus he is never disappointed. He is never disappointed; thus his spirit never grows old.
Can you step back from your own mind and thus understand all things?
When there is no desire, all things are at peace
WIth freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy.
When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.
Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself.
Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
I went away in my head, into a book.
When people see some things as good, other things become bad.
Hope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self.
When we don't see the self as self, what do we have to fear?
If you want to be given everything, give everything up.
There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.
Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding.
The more you know the less you understand.
...the more you talk of it, the less you understand.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Remember that the more you know, the less you fear.
The more you know, the less you need.
Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner.
If I'm ever stranded, I hope it's in a bookstore.
The more you know, the less you carry
Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.
Since before time and space were, the Tao is. It is beyond is and is not.
The Tao is like a well; used but never used up.
Would you say that any one sacred book is superior to all others in the world? .
.. I say the New Testament, after that, I should place the Koran, which in its moral teachings, is hardly more than a later edition of the New Testament. Then would follow according to my opinion the Old Testament, the Southern Buddhist Tripitaka, the Tao-te-king of Laotze, the Kings of Confucius, the Veda and the Avesta.