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M anifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.


Daoism quote 7157 | 



T he flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.


Daoism quote 7158 | 



M usic in the soul can be heard by the universe.


Daoism quote 7159 | 



A ct without expectation.


Daoism quote 7160 | 



R espond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.


Daoism quote 7161 | 



A leader is best when people barely know he exists. Of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, We did these ourselves.


Daoism quote 7162 | 



T o attain worldly knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom in Tao, remove things every day.


Daoism quote 7163 | 



T he snow goose need not bathe to make it white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.


Daoism quote 7164 | 



T o know that you do not know is the best. To think you know when you do not is a disease. Recognizing this disease as a disease is to be free of it.


Daoism quote 7165 | 



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


Daoism quote 7166 | 



W ater is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.


Daoism quote 7167 | 



B y letting go it all gets done.


Daoism quote 7168 | 



A ccomplish but do not boast, accomplish without show, accomplish without arrogance, accomplish without grabbing, accomplish without forcing.


Daoism quote 7169 | 



K nowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.


Daoism quote 7170 | 



I f a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness.


Daoism quote 7171 | 



I f you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it.


Daoism quote 7172 | 



D oing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.


Daoism quote 7173 | 



T o a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.


Daoism quote 7174 | 



M en are born soft and supple; dead they are stiff and hard. Plants are born tender and pliant; dead, they are brittle and dry. Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible is a disciple of death. Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail.


Daoism quote 7175 | 



I n dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, donít try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.


Daoism quote 7176 | 



T o understand the limitation of things, desire them.


Daoism quote 7177 | 



S he does not show herself, and therefore is apparent. She does not affirm herself, and therefore is acknowledged. She does not boast and therefore has merit. She does not strive and therefore is successful. It is exactly because she does not contend, that nobody can contend with her.


Daoism quote 7178 | 



L oss is not as bad as wanting more.


Daoism quote 7179 | 



Y our own positive future begins in this moment. All you have is right now. Every goal is possible from here.


Daoism quote 7180 | 



W hat the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.


Daoism quote 7181 | 


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