Words of Wisdom by Lao Tzu


Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.


Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.


Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.


Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.



Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.



Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.


The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.


Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.


Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.


Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.


In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.

He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

Great acts are made up of small deeds.

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.

The words of truth are always paradoxical.

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.

Author : Lao Tzu


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