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

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

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Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it.
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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He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.
Lao Tzu

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Be the chief but never the lord.
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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He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Lao Tzu

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Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it.
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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Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu

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Be the chief but never the lord.
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.
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If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.
Lao Tzu

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A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Lao Tzu

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He who is contented is rich.
Lao Tzu

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Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it.
Lao Tzu

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Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
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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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Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
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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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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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He who is contented is rich.
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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.
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He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
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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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Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.
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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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.
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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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To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
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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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Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.
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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 career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest.
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He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
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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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An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
Lao Tzu

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Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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 more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
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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Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
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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Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
Lao Tzu

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To lead people walk behind them.
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I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.
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Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Lao Tzu

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