Lao-Tzu

Chinese philosopher

Lived from: +/- 600 BC

Category: Philosophers

Quotes: Lao-Tzu

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    Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
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    A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants.
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    A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him. But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.
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    A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
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    A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth.
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    All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
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    Because of a great love, one is courageous.
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    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.
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    By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.
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    Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding.
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    Favor and disgrace are like fear. Favor is in a higher place, and disgrace in a lower place. When you win them you are like being in fear, and when you lose them you are also like being in fear. So favor and disgrace are like fear.
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    For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.
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    He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
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    He who gains a victory over other men is strong; but he who gains a victory over himself is all powerful.
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    He who is contented is rich.
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