Lao Tzu Quotes.
Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
Man’s enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
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.
He who is contented is rich.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
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.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.
Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.
Without stirring abroad, One can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window One can see the way of heaven. The further one goes The less one knows.
The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.
The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.