(?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)
Lao Tzu

“When the Master governs, the people
are hardly aware that he exists.
Next best is a leader who is loved.
Next, one who is feared.
The worst is one who is despised.

If you don't trust people,
you make them untrustworthy.

The Master doesn't talk, he acts.
When his work is done,
the people say, "Amazing:
we did it, all by ourselves!”


Lao-Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Read more quotes from Lao Tzu


Share this quote:
Share on Twitter

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

87 likes
All Members Who Liked This Quote



This Quote Is From

Tao Te Ching Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
138,280 ratings, average rating, 6,117 reviews
Open Preview

Browse By Tag