Lao Tse

A Quote by Lao Tzu on wisdom, knowledge, philosophy, tao te ching, and lao tse

Being satisfied with little, you can gain much. Seeking much you will go astray. The wise heeds this precept. If it could be so with all people!

The wise trusts not only to his physical eyes — thus he can see clearly.

The wise does not think that only he is right —thus he knows the truth.

He does not seek glory — yet people respect him.

He does not seek power — yet people follow him.

He does not struggle with anyone — thus no one can vanquish him.

He does not feel pity for himself — thus he can successfully develop.

Only he who does not seek to be ahead of others is capable of living in harmony with everyone.

The wise cares about everyone, and he becomes an example to all.

He does not praise himself — yet he is respectable.

He does not elevate himself — yet he is esteemed by others.

In ancient times, people said that imperfect moves to becoming perfect. Are these words vain? No! Truly, by gaining Unity you come to Perfection!

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

Source: Lao Tse. Tao Te Ching, Pages: 16 [Vladimir Antonov trans.]

Contributed by: Spiritual Heart

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