Laozi Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Laozi

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Laozi quotes: The sturdiest virtue seems fragile. The sturdiest virtue seems fragile.
Laozi quotes: He who overcomes others has force; he who overcomes himself is strong. He who overcomes others has force; he who overcomes himself is strong.
Laozi quotes: He does not seek power - yet people follow him. He does not seek power - yet people follow him.
Laozi quotes: Requite injury with kindness. Requite injury with kindness.
Laozi quotes: To be of few words is natural. To be of few words is natural.
Laozi quotes: The wise cares about everyone, and he becomes an example to all. The wise cares about everyone, and he becomes an example to all.
Laozi quotes: When people do not dread authorities, then a greater dread descends. When people do not dread authorities, then a greater dread descends.
Laozi quotes: A follower of the Way (Tao) loses something each day. Loss after loss until arriving at Non Action (Wu Wei). A follower of the Way (Tao) loses something each day. Loss after loss until arriving at Non Action (Wu Wei).
Laozi quotes: The sage never strives for greatness, and can therefore accomplish greatness. The sage never strives for greatness, and can therefore accomplish greatness.
Laozi quotes: Without looking through the window, you can see Heaven's Way. Without looking through the window, you can see Heaven's Way.
Laozi quotes: Is not the space between Heaven and Earth like a bellows? It is empty, but lacks nothing. The more it moves, the more comes out of it. Is not the space between Heaven and Earth like a bellows? It is empty, but lacks nothing. The more it moves, the more comes out of it.
Laozi quotes: The wise man, after learning something new, is afraid to learn anything more until he has put his first lesson into practice. The wise man, after learning something new, is afraid to learn anything more until he has put his first lesson into practice.
Laozi quotes: In the Way of Heaven, there is no partiality of love; it is always on the side of the good man. In the Way of Heaven, there is no partiality of love; it is always on the side of the good man.
Laozi quotes: For knowledge, add something every day. For wisdom ... subtract. For knowledge, add something every day. For wisdom ... subtract.
Laozi quotes: The best way to live / is to be like water / For water benefits all things / and goes against none of them. The best way to live / is to be like water / For water benefits all things / and goes against none of them.
Laozi quotes: Intelligent people know others. Enlightened people know themselves. Intelligent people know others. Enlightened people know themselves.
Laozi quotes: Things exalted then decay. This is going against the Way. What goes against the Way meets an early end. Things exalted then decay. This is going against the Way. What goes against the Way meets an early end.
Laozi quotes: I have the mind of a fool, understanding nothing. I have the mind of a fool, understanding nothing.
Laozi quotes: The value comes from what is there, but the use comes from what is not there. The value comes from what is there, but the use comes from what is not there.
Laozi quotes: Those who are quiet value the words. When their task is completed, people will say: We did it ourselves. Those who are quiet value the words. When their task is completed, people will say: We did it ourselves.
Laozi quotes: The master understands that the universe is forever out of control The master understands that the universe is forever out of control
Laozi quotes: The great Way is very straight, but people prefer to deviate. The great Way is very straight, but people prefer to deviate.
Laozi quotes: We are all capable of much more than we think we are. We are all capable of much more than we think we are.
Laozi quotes: He who is able to conquer others is powerful; he who is able to conquer himself is more powerful. He who is able to conquer others is powerful; he who is able to conquer himself is more powerful.
Laozi quotes: By not claiming to be first in the world one can rule. By not claiming to be first in the world one can rule.
Laozi quotes: All action begins in rest ... This is the ultimate truth. All action begins in rest ... This is the ultimate truth.
Laozi quotes: The sage honors his part of the settlement, but does not exact his due from others. The sage honors his part of the settlement, but does not exact his due from others.
Laozi quotes: The river and the sea can be kings of a hundred valleys, because they lie below them. The river and the sea can be kings of a hundred valleys, because they lie below them.
Laozi quotes: I let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes as common as the grass. I let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes as common as the grass.
Laozi quotes: Seeing the small is called clarity. Seeing the small is called clarity.
Laozi quotes: When you are one with loss, the loss is experienced willingly. When you are one with loss, the loss is experienced willingly.
Laozi quotes: The softest in the world surpasses the hardest in the world. The softest in the world surpasses the hardest in the world.
Laozi quotes: Those who are right do not argue. Those who argue are not right. Those who are right do not argue. Those who argue are not right.
Laozi quotes: When many people are killed, they should be mourned and lamented. Those who are victorious in war should follow the rites of funerals. When many people are killed, they should be mourned and lamented. Those who are victorious in war should follow the rites of funerals.
Laozi quotes: The greatest virtue is to follow the Way utterly. The greatest virtue is to follow the Way utterly.
Laozi quotes: The leader is a teacher who succeeds without taking credit. And, because credit is not taken, credit is received. The leader is a teacher who succeeds without taking credit. And, because credit is not taken, credit is received.
Laozi quotes: The real art of governing consists, so far as possible, in doing nothing. The real art of governing consists, so far as possible, in doing nothing.
Laozi quotes: Thorn bushes grow where armies have camped. Thorn bushes grow where armies have camped.
Laozi quotes: For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance. For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance.
Laozi quotes: The good leader carries water for his people. The good leader carries water for his people.
Laozi quotes: Prepare while it's easy. Prepare while it's easy.
Laozi quotes: When much virtue is achieved, nothing is not overcome. When much virtue is achieved, nothing is not overcome.
Laozi quotes: Abandon knowledge and your worries are over. Abandon knowledge and your worries are over.
Laozi quotes: Carrying body and soul and embracing the one, Can you avoid separation? Carrying body and soul and embracing the one, Can you avoid separation?
Laozi quotes: Stillness is easy to maintain. Stillness is easy to maintain.
Laozi quotes: Nothing on earth is so weak and yielding as water, but for breaking down the firm and strong it has no equal. Nothing on earth is so weak and yielding as water, but for breaking down the firm and strong it has no equal.
Laozi quotes: The eternal void is filled with infinite possibilities The eternal void is filled with infinite possibilities
Laozi quotes: He who regards many things easy will find many difficulties. Therefore the sage regards things difficult, and consequently never has difficulties. He who regards many things easy will find many difficulties. Therefore the sage regards things difficult, and consequently never has difficulties.
Laozi quotes: The Way that can be walked is not the eternal Way. The Way that can be walked is not the eternal Way.
Laozi quotes: Distortion upon distortion: ... the more one uses the mind, the more confused one becomes. Distortion upon distortion: ... the more one uses the mind, the more confused one becomes.
Laozi quotes: Keep behind, and you shall be put in front; keep out, and you shall be kept in. Keep behind, and you shall be put in front; keep out, and you shall be kept in.
Laozi quotes: Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear. Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear.
Laozi quotes: Nothing and no one in the world is valuable or worthless. Nothing and no one in the world is valuable or worthless.
Laozi quotes: The noble must make humility his root. The noble must make humility his root.
Laozi quotes: Use the Light that dwells within you to regain your natural clarity of sight. Use the Light that dwells within you to regain your natural clarity of sight.
Laozi quotes: The truly wise are content to be last. They are, therefore, first. They are indifferent to themselves. They are, therefore self-confident. The truly wise are content to be last. They are, therefore, first. They are indifferent to themselves. They are, therefore self-confident.
Laozi quotes: The separate parts make no carriage. The separate parts make no carriage.
Laozi quotes: The highest virtue seems as low as a valley. The highest virtue seems as low as a valley.
Laozi quotes: Be content with an ordinary life. Be content with an ordinary life.
Laozi quotes: Those who die without being forgotten get longevity. Those who die without being forgotten get longevity.
Laozi quotes: The Way begets one; one begets two; two begets three; three begets the myriad creatures. The Way begets one; one begets two; two begets three; three begets the myriad creatures.
Laozi quotes: Those who know are not learned. Those who are learned do not know. Those who know are not learned. Those who are learned do not know.
Laozi quotes: On the one hand, loss implies gain; on the other hand, gain implies loss. On the one hand, loss implies gain; on the other hand, gain implies loss.
Laozi quotes: The perfect square lacks corners. The perfect square lacks corners.
Laozi quotes: Life is going forth; death is returning home. Life is going forth; death is returning home.
Laozi quotes: I observe myself and I come to know others. I observe myself and I come to know others.
Laozi quotes: You cannot know the body by studying the finger, and you cannot understand the universe by learning one science. You cannot know the body by studying the finger, and you cannot understand the universe by learning one science.