Laozi quotes

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

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 leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

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

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

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

Do the difficult things 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.

Silence is a source of great strength.

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

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

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

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.

When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'

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.

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

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

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.

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.

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

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.

Laozi quotes