Lao Tzu

c.604 - 531 B.C.

A Quote by Lao Tzu on day, learning, and taoism

In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired. In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped.

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

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (48)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on body, day, death, existence, facts, knowledge, and spirituality

Intellectual knowledge exists in and of the brain. Because the brain is part of the body, which must one day expire, this collection of facts, however large and impressive, will expire as well. {But spiritual insight transcends death.}

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (35)

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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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A Quote by Lao Tzu on achievement, boasts, and glory

Achieve results, But never glory in them. Achieve results, But never boast. Achieve results, But never be proud. Achieve results, Because this is the natural way.

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

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (30)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on virtue

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Creating without claiming, Doing without taking credit, Guiding without interfering, This is Primal Virtue.

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

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (51)

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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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