If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
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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Because of a great love, one is courageous.
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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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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Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.
Lao Tzu

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

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He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.
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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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 words of truth are always paradoxical.
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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He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
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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He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.
Lao Tzu

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He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Lao Tzu

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

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
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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An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
Lao Tzu

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

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To lead people walk behind them.
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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When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
Lao Tzu

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

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An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
Lao Tzu

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I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
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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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 see things in the seed, that is genius.
Lao Tzu

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

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From wonder into wonder existence opens.
Lao Tzu

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
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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Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
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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Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
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.
Lao Tzu

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From wonder into wonder existence opens.
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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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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Great acts are made up of small deeds.
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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The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
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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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 people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.
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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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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Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it.
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