Lao Tzu Quotes

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Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.


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


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


Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.


Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.



I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.


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


Silence is a source of great strength.