Lao-Tse's 85 Best Phrases

Then I leave you over 80 Lao-Tse phrases -also called Lao Tzu , Lao Zi , Laozi or Laocio- , Chinese philosopher whose existence is debated between century IV a.c. Or VI a.c and that he became an important cultural hero for generations of the Chinese people.

He is credited with having written the Dào Dé Jing (or Tao Te Ching), an essential Taoism . According to this book, the tao (or dao, 'path') can be seen as permanent change and this is the universal truth.

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1-Silence is a source of great strength.

2-To dominate others is strength. Self-control is real power.

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3-If you do not change the address, you can finish where you started.

4-An ant in march makes more than an ox sleeping.

5-When you are content to simply be yourself and you do not compare or compete, everyone will respect you.

6-Because of great love, one is brave.

7-If you can not advance an inch, back one foot.

8-The further you go, the less you know.

9-Do things difficult while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

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

11-For the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

12-In the center of your being you have the answer; You know who you are and you know what you want.

13-The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from any harm until the end of your days.

14-The vulgar man when he undertakes a thing, spoils it by being in a hurry to finish it.

15-Great acts are composed of small works.

16-When I let go of what I am, I become what I should be.

17-Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, however, nothing can resist it.

18-Give and you will have plenty.

19-Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.

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

21-A good traveler has no fixed plans, and does not intend to arrive.

22-Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.

23-Those who have knowledge do not predict. Those who predict, have no knowledge.

24-He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

25-Be content with what you have; Rejoice in how things are. When you realize that there is nothing you need, the whole world belongs to you.

26-To know others is wisdom, to know oneself is enlightenment.

27-To lead the people, walk behind them.

28-Words of truth are always paradoxical.

29-The good man is the teacher of the wicked, and the evil man is the lesson of the good.

30-With good words you can negotiate, but to make yourself great, good works are required.

31-Violence, although well-intentioned, always bounces on oneself.

33-The best fighter never gets angry.

34-Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.

35-He who is satisfied with his part is rich.

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

37-Perfection is the will to be imperfect.

38-Kindness in words creates trust. Kindness in thought creates depth. The goodness of giving creates love.

39-Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

40-Act without expectations.

41-With good words one can negotiate, but to magnify oneself, good works are required.

42-People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.

43-Do not go against what is just to get the praise of others.

44-Whoever tries to dominate the world and improve it, is headed for failure. The world is so sacred and vast that it can not be dominated. Whoever dominates it makes it worse, whoever has it loses it.

45-The one who knows enough is enough will always have enough.

46-The weak and the tender overcome the hard and the strong.

47-Nature does not rush, however, everything is achieved.

48-What for the caterpillar is the end of the world, for the rest of the world is called a butterfly.

49-All difficult things have their origin in what is easy, and great things in what is small.

50-For him wise, there is no one self above the other, and therefore no one to raise; Neither heaven nor hell and, therefore, no destination

51-If you give fish to a hungry man, you feed him during a day. If you teach him to fish, you will feed him his whole life.

52-He who promises much seldom keeps his word.

53-Love is of all passions the strongest, since it attacks at the same time the head, the heart and the senses.

54-He who knows how to bind does not use ropes or knots, and yet no one can untie what he has joined.

55. A man with outward courage dares to die; A man with inner courage dares to live.

56-Word adorned is not sincere.

57-He who knows how to be content with what he has will always be happy.

"Different in life, men are alike in death.

59-It is judged according to what you see, what you look at, and you look at what you want. Therefore, one judges what one wants

60-Elegant words are not sincere; Sincere words are not elegant.

61-Act without effort. Work without interference. Find the taste in what has no taste.

62-The absence of desires brings stillness, and the world corrects itself.

63-Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Do not resist them - just create pain. Let reality be the reality.

"What gives its value to a cup of clay is the empty space between its walls.

65-The key to growth is the introduction of greater dimensions of consciousness into our consciousness.

"Be the boss, but never the master."

"Worry about what others think and you will always be their prisoner.

68-He who projects many things, finds many obstacles to achieve them.

69-There is no greater danger than to underestimate your opponent.

70-Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.

71. Moderation is the best virtue to rule men and serve heaven.

72-Stop thinking, and end your problems.

73-The wise man does not accumulate. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself. The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself.

74-Gratitude is the memory of the heart.

75-When the work of the best leaders is done, people say,"We did it ourselves."

76-May your body and your vital soul be united in a hug without separation

Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear.

78-He who judges everything easy will find life difficult.

"Look at all the white around you, but remember all the blackness that exists.

80-A leader is better when people barely know that he exists, when his work is done, his goal fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

81-To realize that you do not understand is a virtue: not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.

82-When on earth everyone recognizes beauty as beauty, so ugliness is constituted.

83-If you practice equity, even if you die, you will not perish.

84-The loss is not as bad as wanting more.

85-Only claws and thorns are born in the place where the armies camp.

86-The weapons of the kingdom are not shown abroad.

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