Lao Tzu

c.604 - 531 B.C.

A Quote by Lao Tzu on constancy, creativity, perception, and taoism

When you accurately perceive the fluidity of things, you can also begin to perceive the constancy behind them: the creative, transformative, boundless, immutable Tao.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (64)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu

He who knows that enough is enough; will always have enough.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on learning

He who knows others is learned.  He who knows himself is wise.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on assumptions, brothers, children, clarity, faith, friendship, honor, love, parenthood, practice, problems, responsibility, simplicity, sister, understanding, virtue, and work

Why not simply honor your parents, love your children, help your brothers and sisters, be faithful to your friends, care for your mate with devotion, complete your work cooperatively and joyfully, assume responsibility for problems, practice virtue without first demanding it of others, understand the highest truths yet retain an ordinary manner? That would be true clarity, true simplicity, true mastery.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (52)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on life, present, and taoism

(The Tao) is always present and always available. . . . If you are willing to be lived by it, you will see it everywhere, even in the most ordinary things.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (22)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on time and taoism

Worlds and particles, bodies and beings, time and space: All are transient expressions of the Tao.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (33)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on admiration, blessings, improvement, order, pride, truth, understanding, universe, and world

Some help others in order to receive blessings and admiration. This is simply meaningless. Some cultivate themselves in part to serve others, in part to serve their own pride. They will understand, at best, half of the truth. But those who improve themselves for the sake of the world -- to these, the whole truth of the universe will be revealed.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching,

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on life, spirituality, talent, and world

{The cleansing of spiritual contamination} is accomplished by offering one's talent, resources, and life to the world.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (73)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on behavior, conformity, expectation, nature, originality, reward, and service

The fourth (of the four cardinal virtues) is supportiveness: this manifests as service to others without expectation of reward. (Paraphrased: Such service is not a mere conforming to some external rule of behavior, but instead a manifestation of your original nature).

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (51)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on maturity and service

{The mature person} pours himself out in service to others.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (18)

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