Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
Lao Tzu

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When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
Lao Tzu

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To see things in the seed, that is genius.
Lao Tzu

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He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Lao Tzu

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If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Lao Tzu

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In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
Lao Tzu

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

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Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
Lao Tzu

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How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?
Lao Tzu

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Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu

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The words of truth are always paradoxical.
Lao Tzu

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

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To see things in the seed, that is genius.
Lao Tzu

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An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
Lao Tzu

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

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Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu

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If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.
Lao Tzu

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

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The words of truth are always paradoxical.
Lao Tzu

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

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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Lao Tzu

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He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.
Lao Tzu

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In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
Lao Tzu

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He who knows himself is enlightened.
Lao Tzu

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I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.
Lao Tzu

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He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.
Lao Tzu

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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.
Lao Tzu

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The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.
Lao Tzu

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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.
Lao Tzu

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The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.
Lao Tzu

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The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.
Lao Tzu

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To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

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

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He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.
Lao Tzu

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Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu

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He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.
Lao Tzu

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Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Lao Tzu

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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.
Lao Tzu

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If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Lao Tzu

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The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
Lao Tzu

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He who is contented is rich.
Lao Tzu

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Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.
Lao Tzu

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Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
Lao Tzu

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

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Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
Lao Tzu

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He who is contented is rich.
Lao Tzu

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To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

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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.
Lao Tzu

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Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
Lao Tzu

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

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He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
Lao Tzu