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S top leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.


Daoism quote 7182 | 



T here is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.


Daoism quote 7183 | 



G ive evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself.


Daoism quote 7184 | 



A ll streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power. If you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them. If you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them.


Daoism quote 7185 | 



B ecause of compassion, one is courageous.


Daoism quote 7186 | 



S o the unwanting soul sees what’s hidden, and the ever-wanting soul sees only what it wants.


Daoism quote 7187 | 



L ove - Embracing Tao, you become embraced. Supple, breathing gently, you become reborn. Clearing your vision, you become clear. Nurturing your beloved, you become impartial. Opening your heart, you become accepted. Accepting the World, you embrace Tao. Bearing and nurturing, creating but not owning, giving without demanding, controlling without authority, this is love.


Daoism quote 7188 | 



H e who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.


Daoism quote 7189 | 



T he further one goes (astray), the less one knows.


Daoism quote 7190 | 



W e join 30 spokes together in a wheel, but it is the centre hole that makes the wagon move. We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want. We hammer wood for a house, but it is the inner space that makes it liveable. We work with being, but non-being is what we use.


Daoism quote 7191 | 



T hose who flow as life flows know they need no other force.


Daoism quote 7192 | 



C lose your mouth, block off your senses, blunt your sharpness, untie your knots, soften your glare, settle your dust. This is the primal identity.


Daoism quote 7193 | 



I f 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.


Daoism quote 7194 | 



T he reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms.


Daoism quote 7195 | 



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


Daoism quote 7196 | 



D o you imagine the universe is agitated? Go into the desert at night and look at the stars. This practice should answer the question.


Daoism quote 7197 | 



A s soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.


Daoism quote 7198 | 



T here is a time to live and a time to die but never to reject the moment.


Daoism quote 7199 | 



T o hold, you must first open your hand. Let go.


Daoism quote 7200 | 



T he past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that. What is grievance? The baggage of old thought and emotion.


Daoism quote 7201 | 



W hen people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.


Daoism quote 7202 | 



G reat acts are made up of small deeds.


Daoism quote 7203 | 



H ope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self. When we don’t see the self as self, what do we have to fear?


Daoism quote 7204 | 



C ountless words count less than the silent balance between Yin and Yang.


Daoism quote 7205 | 



O ne who is too insistent on his own views finds few to agree with him.


Daoism quote 7206 | 


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