Tao Te Ching Quotes

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Lao Tzu
“When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu
“There is
a time to live
and a time to die
but never to reject the moment.”
Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu
“Countless words
count less
than the silent balance
between yin and yang”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu
“When the student is ready the teacher will appear. When the student is truly ready... The teacher will Disappear.”
Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu
“To bear and not to own; to act and not lay claim; to do the work and let it go: for just letting it go is what makes it stay.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu
“Shape clay into a vessel;

It is the space within that makes it useful.

Cut doors and windows for a room;

It is the holes which make it useful.

Therefore benefit comes from what is there;

Usefulness from what is not there.”

Lao Tzu
“The hard and mighty lie beneath the ground
While the tender and weak dance on the breeze above.”
Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu
“Those who know don’t talk. Those who talk don’t know. Close your mouth, block off your senses, blunt your sharpness, untie your knots, soften your glare, settle your dust. This is the primal identity. Be like the Tao. It can’t be approached or withdrawn from, benefited or harmed, honored or brought into disgrace. It gives itself up continually. That is why it endures.”
Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu
“The heart that gives, gathers.”
Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu
“He who is in harmony with the Tao
is like a newborn child.
Its bones are soft, its muscles are weak,
but its grip is powerful.
It doesn't know about the union
of male and female,
yet its penis can stand erect,
so intense is its vital power.
It can scream its head off all day,
yet it never becomes hoarse,
so complete is its harmony.

The Master's power is like this.
He lets all things come and go
effortlessly, without desire.
He never expects results;
thus he is never disappointed.
He is never disappointed;
thus his spirit never grows old.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Deepak Chopra
“To only responsible choice I can make is to be love and happiness." Vincellent

"Love the world as you love yourself".Lao Tze

"The next step in mans evolution will be the survival of the wisest.”
Deepak Chopra

Lao Tzu
“Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness. All can know good as good only because there is evil.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu
“Who acts in stillness finds stillness in his life.”
Lao Tzu & A J Girling - translator

“Leading people is like cooking
Don’t stir too much
It annoys the ingredients
And spoils the food”
Rick Julian

Lao Tzu
“Emptiness appears barren
yet is infinite fullness”
Lao Tzu & A J Girling - translator

Ursula K. Le Guin
“So wise souls, leaving self behind
move forward,
and setting self aside
stay centered.
Why let the self go?
To keep what the soul needs.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, Tao Te Ching

Ursula K. Le Guin
“To believe that our beliefs are permanent truths which encompass reality is a sad arrogance. To let go of that belief is to find safety.”
Ursula K. LeGuin

Ursula K. Le Guin
“It had not rained, here on these north-facing slopes. Snow-fields stretched down from the pass into the valleys of moraine. We stowed the wheels, uncapped the sledge-runners, put on our skis, and took off—down, north, onward, into that silent vastness of fire and ice that said in enormous letters of black and white DEATH, DEATH, written right across a continent. The sledge pulled like a feather, and we laughed with joy.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Ursula K. Le Guin
“They mingle their life with the world,
they mix their mind up with the world.
Ordinary people look after them.
Wise souls are children.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu
“To know and to think we know not, is the crown. Not to know and to think we know, is the affliction.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Leland Lewis
“The Tao Te Ching? A wonderful book to read and indeed to learn from. Yet the Tao itself is infinitely prior to and beyond all words from any book or language including these.”
Leland Lewis, Random Molecular Mirroring

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Hollowed out,
clay makes a pot.
Where the pot's not
is where it's useful.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, Tao Te Ching

“Quién practica el no-obrar
todo lo gobierna.”
Lao Še

Lao Tzu
“Quién practica el no-obrar todo lo gobierna.”
Lao Tse

Lao Tzu
“El cielo es eterno y la tierra permanece.
El cielo y la tierra deben su eterna duración
a que no hacen de sí mismos
la razón de su existencia.”
Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu
“En el ser centramos nuestro interés,
pero del no-ser depende la utilidad.”
Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu
“En lo alto no es luminoso,
en lo bajo no es oscuro.
Es eterno y no puede ser nombrado,
retorna al no-ser de las cosas.
Es la forma sin forma
y la imagen sin imagen.
Es lo confuso e inasible.
De frente no ves su rostro,
por detrás no ves su espalda.”
Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu
“Quien conoce la eternidad
da cabida a todos.
Quien da cabida a todos es grandioso.
Quien es grandioso es celestial.
Quien es celestial es como Tao.
Quien es como el Tao es perdurable.
Aunque su vida se extinga, no perece.”
Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu
“El Tao es algo confuso e intangible.
Es confuso e intangible, pero tiene formas.
Es confuso pero brillante porque abarca muchas cosas.
Es profundo y oscuro pero contiene una esencia.
Esta esencia es verdadera.”
Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu
“Darse cuenta de que nuestro conocimiento es ignorancia,es una noble comprensión interna.
Considerar nuestra ignorancia como conocimiento
es enfermedad mental.”
Lao Tzu

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