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Lao Tzu

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

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

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L oss is not as bad as wanting more.

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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.

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T o understand the limitation of things, desire them.

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I n dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

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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.

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

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D oing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.

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

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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.

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

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

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B y letting go it all gets done.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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R espond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.

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A ct without expectation.

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

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

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

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