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Lao Tzu

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

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

quote 7205  | 

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?

quote 7204  | 

G reat acts are made up of small deeds.

quote 7203  | 

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

quote 7202  | 

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.

quote 7201  | 

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

quote 7200  | 

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

quote 7199  | 

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

quote 7198  | 

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.

quote 7197  | 

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

quote 7196  | 

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

quote 7195  | 

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.

quote 7194  | 

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.

quote 7193  | 

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

quote 7192  | 

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.

quote 7191  | 

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

quote 7190  | 

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

quote 7189  | 

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.

quote 7188  | 

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

quote 7187  | 

B ecause of compassion, one is courageous.

quote 7186  | 

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.

quote 7185  | 

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

quote 7184  | 

T here is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.

quote 7183  | 

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

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