Lao Tzu

c.604 - 531 B.C.

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 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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A Quote by Lao Tzu on ideas, words, and taoism

Can you let go of words and ideas, attitudes and expectations? If so, then the Tao will loom into view.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (31)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on mind and taoism

The one who can dissolve her mind will suddenly discover the Tao at her feet. . . .

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (21)

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