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Lao Tzu

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

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

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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.

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S top thinking, and end your problems.

quote 7153  | 

S ilence is a source of Great Strength.

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

quote 7151  | 

N ature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

quote 7150  | 

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.

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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.

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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.

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

quote 7146  | 

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

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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.

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

quote 7143  | 

T he best fighter is never angry.

quote 7142  | 

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

quote 7141  | 

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

quote 7140  | 

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

quote 7139  | 

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

quote 7138  | 

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.

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

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

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

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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.

quote 7133  | 

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.

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