Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu

Quotes and Inspiration

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small.”
“Silence is a source of great strength.”
“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.”
“The heart that gives, gathers.”
“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”
“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. if you are at peace, you are living in the present.”
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”
“To lead the people, walk behind them.”
“Confidence is the greatest friend.”
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
“Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.”
“Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. ”
“New beginnings are disguised as painful endings.”
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
“When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you. ”
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ”
“Great acts are made up of small deeds.”
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
“Empty yourself of everything - let the mind become still.”
“A man with outward courage dares to die: a man with inner courage dares to live.”
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
“Silence is a source of great strength.”
“We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.”
“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”
“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.”
“Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.”
“He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.”
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”
“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?”
“The best fighter is never angry.”
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”

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