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Lao Tzu

Enough is Enough

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

The Less One Knows

"Without stirring abroad, One can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window One can see the way of heaven. The further...

To Be Simply Yourself

"When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you."

The Beginning of Disorder

"When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere...

Let Go

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."

Nation Filled with Strife

"When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish."

Rebounds Upon Oneself

"Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself."

Truthful Words

"Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good."


"Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to...

Still Mind

"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders."