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

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Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
Lao Tzu

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How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?
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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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Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
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 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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The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.
Lao Tzu

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

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Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
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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The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
Lao Tzu

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

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Born to be wild - live to outgrow it.
Lao Tzu

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Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
Lao Tzu

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He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Lao Tzu

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Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo 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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Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.
Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
Lao Tzu

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Lao Tzu

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Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu

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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.
Lao Tzu

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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.
Lao Tzu

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Born to be wild - live to outgrow it.
Lao Tzu

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To lead people walk behind them.
Lao Tzu

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One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him.
Lao Tzu

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

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Silence is a source of great strength.
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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One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him.
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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.
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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The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
Lao Tzu

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When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.
Lao Tzu

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

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Without stirring abroad, One can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window One can see the way of heaven. The further one goes The less one knows.
Lao Tzu

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All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
Lao Tzu

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The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
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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Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.
Lao Tzu

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Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
Lao Tzu

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Nature is not human hearted.
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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All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
Lao Tzu

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Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Lao Tzu

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To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
Lao Tzu