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S implicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.


Daoism quote 7132 | 



T he partial becomes complete; the crooked, straight; the empty, full; the worn out, new. He whose (desires) are few gets them; he whose (desires) are many goes astray.


Daoism quote 7133 | 



T he journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


Daoism quote 7134 | 



K nowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.


Daoism quote 7135 | 



A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.


Daoism quote 7136 | 



L ife 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.


Daoism quote 7137 | 



T hose who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.


Daoism quote 7138 | 



W hen you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.


Daoism quote 7139 | 



T he truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.


Daoism quote 7140 | 



W hen I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.


Daoism quote 7141 | 



T he best fighter is never angry.


Daoism quote 7142 | 



T ime is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time,” is like saying, “I don’t want to”.


Daoism quote 7143 | 



B ecause one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.


Daoism quote 7144 | 



A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.


Daoism quote 7145 | 



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


Daoism quote 7146 | 



B e careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.


Daoism quote 7147 | 



B e content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.


Daoism quote 7148 | 



I f 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.


Daoism quote 7149 | 



N ature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.


Daoism quote 7150 | 



A t the centre of your being, you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.


Daoism quote 7151 | 



S ilence is a source of Great Strength.


Daoism quote 7152 | 



S top thinking, and end your problems.


Daoism quote 7153 | 



I f you understand others you are smart. If you understand yourself you are illuminated. If you overcome others you are powerful. If you overcome yourself you have strength. If you know how to be satisfied you are rich. If you can act with vigor, you have a will. If you don’t lose your objectives you can be long-lasting. If you die without loss, you are eternal.


Daoism quote 7154 | 



D o you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?


Daoism quote 7155 | 



K indness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.


Daoism quote 7156 | 


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