Lao Tzu

c.604 - 531 B.C.

A Quote by Lao Tzu on intelligence and wisdom

. . . Intelligence is not the same thing as wisdom.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (77)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on honor, humility, and universe

Know honor, Yet keep humility. Be the valley of the universe! Being the valley of the universe, Ever true and resourceful, Return to the state of the uncarved block.

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

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (28)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on fear, justice, love, and people

If I have even just a little sense, I will walk on the main road and my only fear will be of straying from it. Keeping to the main road is easy, But people love to be sidetracked.

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

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (53)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on desires, freedom, ideas, learning, losing, men, and sage

...The sage seeks freedom from desire. He does not collect precious things. He learns not to hold on to ideas. He brings men back to what they have lost.

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

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (64)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on day and sage

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...The sage, traveling all day, Does not lose sight of his baggage. Though there are beautiful things to be seen, He remains unattached and calm.

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

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (26)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu

Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.

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

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on heart, mind, and taoism

If you can let go of (the Tao) with your mind and surround it with your heart, it will live inside you forever.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (33)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on laws, listening, time, words, and worship

Take time to listen to what is said without words, to obey the law too subtle to be written, to worship the unnameable and to embrace the unformed.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (81)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on modesty, simplicity, and truth

How can one liberate the many? By first liberating his own being. He does this not by elevating himself, but by lowering himself. He lowers himself to that which is simple, modest, true; integrating it into himself, he becomes a master of simplicity, modesty, truth.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (77)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on acceptance, love, trust, and world

Accept disgrace willingly... Accept being unimportant... Surrender yourself humbly; then you can be trusted to care for all things. Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things.

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

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (13)

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