Lao Tzu

c.604 - 531 B.C.

A Quote by Lao Tzu

"Those who know don't talk.
Those who talk don't know."

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

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on awareness, enlightenment, meditation, and inquiry

Not all spiritual paths lead to the harmonious Oneness. Indeed, most are detours and distractions, nothing more.

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

Source: Loa Tsu, Hua Hu Ching

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao te ching, dao, eternal tao, nameless name, origin, source, mystery of mysteries, door of all essence, and the mother of all things

Tao can be talked about, but not the Eternal Tao.
Names can be named, but not the Eternal Name.
As the origin of heaven-and-earth, it is nameless:
As "the Mother" of all things, it is nameable.
So, as ever hidden, we should look at its inner aspects.
As always manifest, we should look at its outer aspects.
These two flow from the same source,
though differently named;
And both are called mysteries.
The Mystery of mysteries is the Door of all essence.

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

Source: Tao Teh Ching, Chapter 1, trans. by John C. H. Wu, Shambhala, Boston & London c. 1990

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on dao, tao, way, tao teh ching, lao tzu, sickness, health, ignorance, and knowledge

To realize that our knowledge is ignorance, This is a noble insight. To regard our ignorance as knowledge, This is mental sickness. Only when we are sick of the sickness Shall we cease to be sick. The Sage is not sick, being sick of sickness; This is the secret of health. -ch. 71, Tao Teh Ching, trans. John C. H. Wu, Shambhala, Boston & London, c.1990

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

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on lao tzu, dao, tao, tao teh ching, way, and no action

Without going out of your door, You can know the ways of the world. Without peeping through your window, you can see the Way of Heaven. The farther you go, The less you know. Thus, the Sage knows without travelling, Sees without looking, And achieves without Ado. 

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

Source: Tao Teh Ching, Chapter 47,trans. by John C. H. Wu, Shambhala, Boston & London c. 1990

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on self, insight, growth, wisdom, and strength

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom; mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

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

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, life, death, and ruling

Why do the people think so little of death?
Because the rulers demand too much of life.
Therefore the people take death lightly.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 77

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, generosity, and enough

What man has more than enough and gives it to the world?
Only the man of Tao.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 79

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, flexibility, death, and life

Therefore the stiff and unbending is the disciple of death.
The gentle and yielding is the disciple of life.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 78

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, force, and strength

Thus an army without flexibility never wins a battle.
A tree that is unbending is easily broken.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 78

Contributed by: Jessica

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