Lao Tzu

c.604 - 531 B.C.

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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A Quote by Lao Tzu on acting, business, design, difficulty, kindness, and taoism

Acting without design, occupying oneself without making a business of it, finding the great in what is small and the many in the few, repaying injury with kindness, effecting difficult things while they are easy, and managing great things in their beginnings; this is the method of Tao.

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

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on nature

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Nature is not human-hearted.

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

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on ideas, kindness, patience, and work

Abandon fancy theologies and imaginary ideas and do some ordinary daily work... {Engage in this work with} unswerving kindness and unending patience.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (72)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on darkness, giving, virtue, world, and taoism

Giving to others selflessly and anonymously, radiating light throughout the world and illuminating your own darkness, your virtue becomes a sanctuary for yourself and all beings. That is what is meant by embodying the Tao.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (47)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on beginning and journeys

The journey of a thousand leagues begins from beneath your feet.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on disease

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To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is disease.

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

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