Lao Tzu

c.604 - 531 B.C.

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 action, practice, and work

Practice non-action. Work without doing.

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

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (63)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on acceptance, body, perception, truth, understanding, and universe

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe, and accept all things and beings as parts of your infinite body. When you perceive that an act done to another is done to yourself, you have understood the great truth.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (42)

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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 age and love

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In the Golden Age, Rulers were unknown. In the following age Rulers were loved and praised. Next came the age When rulers were feared. Finally the age When rulers are hated.

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

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on cooking

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Rule a kingdom as though you were cooking a small fish - don't overdo it.

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

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