Because of a great love, one is courageous.
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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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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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When the best leader's work is done the people say, "We did it ourselves."
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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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 knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.
Lao Tzu

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How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?
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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Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it.
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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Because of a great love, one is courageous.
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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Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Lao Tzu

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Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
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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In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
Lao Tzu

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

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He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.
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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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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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

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Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
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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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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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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Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Lao Tzu

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To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
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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Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
Lao Tzu

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Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
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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He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
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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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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Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
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From wonder into wonder existence opens.
Lao Tzu

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

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Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
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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Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu

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The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.
Lao Tzu

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Nature is not human hearted.
Lao Tzu

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When the best leader's work is done the people say, "We did it ourselves."
Lao Tzu

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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 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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Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
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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To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
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