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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Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu

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He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
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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The words of truth are always paradoxical.
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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Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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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To see things in the seed, that is genius.
Lao Tzu

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
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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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
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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To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
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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He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.
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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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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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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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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Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
Lao Tzu

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Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Lao Tzu

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He who knows himself is enlightened.
Lao Tzu

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To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
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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Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
Lao Tzu

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Because of a great love, one is courageous.
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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When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
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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Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Lao Tzu

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Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
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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Because of a great love, one is courageous.
Lao Tzu

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To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
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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He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Lao Tzu

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Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu

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

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The words of truth are always paradoxical.
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.
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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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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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Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
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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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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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.
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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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 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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He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.
Lao Tzu