A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, living, soft, yielding, flexible, stiff, rigid, death, and overcome

The living are soft and yielding;
the dead are rigid and stiff.
Living plants are flexible and tender;
the dead are brittle and dry.

Those who are stiff and rigid
are the disciple of death.
Those who are soft and yielding
are the disciples of life.

The rigid and stiff will be broken.
The soft and yielding will overcome.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching 76

Contributed by: BalancingFire

A Quote by Lao Tzu on life, death, strong, and soft

When life begins
            we are tender and weak
When life ends
            we are stiff and rigid
All things, including the grass and trees,
          are soft and pliable in life
          and dry in brittle in death

So the soft and supple
            are the companion of life
While the stiff and unyielding
            are the companions of death

An army that cannot yield
          will be defeated
A tree that cannot bend
          will crack in the wind
Thus by Nature's own decree
           the hard and strong are defeated
           while the soft and gentle are triumphant

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

Source: Tao Te Ching: The Definitive Edition, Pages: 89

Contributed by: Socio

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