Lao Tzu

“An integral being knows without knowing, sees without looking and accomplishes without doing.”

“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.”

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

“Because of a great love, one is courageous.”

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

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.”

“From wonder into wonder existence opens.”

“He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.”

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.”

“He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.”

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

“If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.”

“In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.”

“Man’s enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.”

“Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.”

“Silence is a source of great strength.”

“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.”


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