The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.
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Great acts are made up of small deeds.
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.
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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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I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.
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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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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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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Born to be wild - live to outgrow it.
Lao Tzu

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The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
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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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A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
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From caring comes courage.
Lao Tzu

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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
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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 talks more is sooner exhausted.
Lao Tzu

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To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
Lao Tzu

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He who is contented is rich.
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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To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

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He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
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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He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
Lao Tzu

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He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
Lao Tzu

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Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
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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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.
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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Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge.
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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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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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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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Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
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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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 is contented is rich.
Lao Tzu

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To lead people walk behind them.
Lao Tzu

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Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
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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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Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
Lao Tzu

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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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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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The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.
Lao Tzu

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

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He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
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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One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
Lao Tzu

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The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.
Lao Tzu