Lao Tzu

c.604 - 531 B.C.

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 and success

Too much success is not an advantage.
Do not tinkle like jade
Or clatter like stone chimes.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 41

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, wisdom, and lao tzu

My words are easy to understand and easy to perform,
Yet no man under heaven knows them or practices them.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 72

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao and awe

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When men lack a sense of awe, there will be disaster.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 74

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, bravery, good, and killing

A brave and passionate man will kill or be killed.
A brave and calm man will always preserve life.
Of these two which is good and which is harmful?

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 75

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao and unity

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Carrying body and soul and embracing the one,
Can you avoid separation?

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 12

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, awareness, and purity

Attending fully and becoming supple,
Can you be as a newborn babe?

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 12

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao and virtue

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Giving birth and nourishing,
Bearing yet not possessing,
Working yet not taking credit,
Leading yet not dominating,
This is the Primal Virtue.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 12

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, foolishness, action, and clarity

A foolish man is always doing,
Yet much remains to be done.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 40

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, reality, and greatness

The truly great man dwells on what is real and not what is on the surface.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 40

Contributed by: Jessica

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