Greatest Lao Tzu Quotes. This famous taoist philosopher and poet is the author of the Tao Te Ching, The Book of the Way.
A masterpiece conceived 551-479 B.C. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
Lao Tzu Quotes…
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.
The great way is not difficult
if you don’t cling to good or bad.
Just let go of your preferences
and everything will be perfectly clear
To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
The master doesn’t seek fulfillment.
Not seeking, not expecting,
she is present, and can welcome all things.
The master observes the world
but trusts his inner vision.
He allows things to come and go.
His heart is open as the sky.
The power of intuitive understanding
will protect you from harm
until the end of your days.
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.
To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.
See the world as your self
Have faith in the way things are
Love the world as your self
then you can care for all things
To see things in the seed, that is genius.
We hammer wood for a house,
but it is the inner space
that makes it liveable.
Love is of all passions the strongest,
for it attacks simultaneously
the head, the heart and the senses
Can you deal with the most vital matters
by letting events take their course?
Can you step back from your own mind
and thus understand all things?
When you are content to be simply yourself
and don’t compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
If you realize that you have enough,
you are truly rich
Ambition has one heel nailed in well,
though she stretch her fingers
to touch the heavens.
Let your workings remain a mystery.
Just show people the results.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be
The master does not try to be powerful
thus he is truly powerful
The ordinary man keeps reaching for power
thus he never has enough
The master does nothing,
yet he leaves nothing undone.
The ordinary man is always doing things,
yet many more are left to be done.
Whoever can see through all fear
will always be safe
The mark of a moderate man
is freedom from his own ideas.
Tolerant like the sky,
all -pervading like sunlight,
firm like a mountain,
supple like a tree in the wind,
he has no destination in view
and makes use of anything
life happens to bring his way.
Nothing is impossible for him.
Because he has let go
Lao Tzu Quotes…
An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
Failure is an opportunity.
If you blame someone else,
there is no end to the blame.
He who stands on tiptoe
does not stand firm.
He who rushes ahead
does not go far.
He who tries to shine
dims his own light.
He who defines himself
can’t know who he really is
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 your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more,
you are a leader.
All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.