Lao Tzu

c.604 - 531 B.C.

A Quote by Lao Tzu on love

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A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

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

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on adaptability, divinity, humility, obstacles, perseverance, sincerity, understanding, and universe

Gently eliminating all obstacles to his own understanding, he constantly maintains his unconditional sincerity. His humility, perseverance, and adaptability evoke the response of the universe and fill him with divine light.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (18)

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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 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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A Quote by Lao Tzu on effort, sage, work, and taoism

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.

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

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (81)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on ability, giving, identity, limitations, needs, possessions, practice, prejudice, service, time, and virtue

To practice virtue is to selflessly offer assistance to others, giving without limitation one's time, abilities, and possessions in service, whenever and wherever needed, without prejudice concerning the identity of those in need.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (4)

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