Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu

Know the masculine, keep to the feminine.

Stop thinking, and end your problems.

To conquer others is to have power, to conquer yourself is to know the way.

Heaven endures and the earth last a long time because they do not live for themselves.

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.

The softest things in the world to overcome the hardest things in the world.

Conquering others takes force, conquering yourself is true strength.

The journey of a thousand leagues begins from beneath your feet.

A good manager is best when people barely know that he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him.

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.<br> The name that can be named is not the eternal Name.

When the people of the world all know beauty as beauty,<br>There arises the recognition of ugliness.<br>When they all know the good as good,<br>There arises the recognition of evil.

The best [man] is like water.<br>Water is good; it benefits all things and does not compete with them.<br>It dwells in [lowly] places that all disdain.<br>This is why it is so near to Tao.

He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire.

Manifest plainness,<br>Embrace simplicity,<br>Reduce selfishness,<br>Have few desires.

To have little is to possess.<br>To have plenty is to be perplexed.

To be worn out is to be renewed.

He who knows others is wise;<br>He who know himself is enlightened.

When the highest type of men hear Tao,<br>They diligently practice it.<br>When the average type of men hear Tao,<br>They half believe in it.<br>When the lowest type of men hear Tao,<br>They laugh heartily at it.<br>Without the laugh, there is no Tao.

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.<br>Through this I know the advantage of taking no action.

There is no calamity greater than lavish desires.<br>There is no greater guilt than discontentment.<br>And there is not greater disaster than greed.

He who knows does not speak.<br>He who speaks does not know.

The more laws and order are made prominent,<br>The more thieves and robbers there will be.