All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
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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.
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Because of a great love, one is courageous.
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Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
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Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
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The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
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He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
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Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
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The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.
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The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
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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.
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He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
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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.
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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.
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To see things in the seed, that is genius.
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All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
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How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?
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A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
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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.
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The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
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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.
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If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
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Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
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Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.
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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.
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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.
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Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
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One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him.
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To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
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To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
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An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
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To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
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When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
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Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
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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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If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Lao Tzu

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Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
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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.
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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.
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Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.
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Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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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.
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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.
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The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
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The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.
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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
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He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.
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He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
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