29 Inspirational Quotes by Lao Tzu


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Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu (sometimes also known as Laozi or Lao Tze) was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. The founder of philosophical Taoism.

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Use the light that is within you to revert to your natural clearness of sight.

Lao Tzu  


If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. if you are at peace, you are living in the present.

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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.

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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

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Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.

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When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

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When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.

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Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.

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Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

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Health is the greatest possession.

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Stop thinking and end your problems.

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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

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A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

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Make your heart like a lake with a calm still surface and great depths of kindness.

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Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.

Lao Tzu  


Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realise there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Lao Tzu  


Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

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If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.

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Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.

Lao Tzu  


The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao Tzu  


Confidence is the greatest friend.

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Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things.

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

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Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

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If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

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Nature is not human hearted.

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If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. 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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Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profundity. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu  



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