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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Lao Tzu
“Simplicity, 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.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Lao Tzu
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
Lao Tzu
“Life 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.”
Lao Tzu
“Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching
“When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
Lao Tzu
“The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.”
Lao Tzu
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“Because 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.”
Lao Tzu
“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”
Lao Tzu
“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”
Lao Tzu
“Be 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.”
Lao Tzu
“Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.”
Lao Tzu
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
Lao Tzu
“At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.”
Lao Tzu
“Stop thinking, and end your problems.”
Lao Tzu
“Silence is a source of Great Strength.”
Lao Tzu
“If 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.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
Lao Tzu
“If 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.”
Lao Tzu
“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
“Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.”
Lao Tzu
“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
Lao Tzu
“Act without expectation.”
Lao Tzu
“The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.”
Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching

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