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
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
Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know.
Stop thinking, and end your problems.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.
Can you step back from your own mind and thus understand all things?
When there is no desire, all things are at peace
Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself.
Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
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.
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.
Remember that the more you know, the less you fear.
Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner.
The more you know, the less you need.
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.