I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
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Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu

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Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
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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An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
Lao Tzu

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The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
Lao Tzu

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He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
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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People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.
Lao Tzu

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

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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.
Lao Tzu

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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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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
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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From wonder into wonder existence opens.
Lao Tzu

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Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge.
Lao Tzu

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The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
Lao Tzu

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A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Lao Tzu

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From caring comes courage.
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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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A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
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He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
Lao Tzu

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

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He who knows himself is enlightened.
Lao Tzu

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From caring comes courage.
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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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.
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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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Nature is not human hearted.
Lao Tzu

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When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
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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Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu

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Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
Lao Tzu

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

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He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.
Lao Tzu

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He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
Lao Tzu

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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.
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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It is better to do one's own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins.
Lao Tzu

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Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
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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Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
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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Nature is not human hearted.
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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Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.
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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He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
Lao Tzu

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