Lao Tzu Quotes

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

The more laws and order are made prominent,
The more thieves and robbers there will be.
Lao Tzu

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu

Silence is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, his troops will feel they did it themselves. Lao Tzu

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Lao Tzu

When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally. Lao Tzu

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. Lao Tzu

Greed for enlightenment and immortality is no different than greed for material wealth. It is self-centred and dualistic, and thus an obstacle to true attainment. Therefore these states are never achieved by those who covet them; rather, they are the reward of the virtuous. Lao Tzu

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

Heaven and earth are ruthless and treat the myriad creatures as straw dogs. Lao Tzu

From wonder into wonder existence opens. Lao Tzu

He who knows how to be aggressive, and yet remains patient, becomes a receptacle for all of Nature’s lessons. Lao Tzu