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Lao Tzu Quotes

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ~ Lao Tzu


"Practice not-doing and everything will fall into place." ~ Lao Tzu


"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." ~ Lao Tzu


"Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge." ~ Lao Tzu


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



"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." ~ Lao Tzu


"When opposites supplement each other, everything is harmonious." ~ Lao Tzu


"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich." ~ Lao Tzu


"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." ~ Lao Tzu


"A leader leads by example, not by force." ~ Lao Tzu


"If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected." ~ Lao Tzu


"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." ~ Lao Tzu


"What is essential in war is victory, not prolonged operations." ~ Lao Tzu


"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged war." ~ Lao Tzu


"Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting." ~ Lao Tzu


"If the mind is willing, the flesh could go on and on without many things." ~ Lao Tzu


"Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack." ~ Lao Tzu


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Lao Tzu Quotes

"Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation." ~ Lao Tzu


"If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be truly fulfilled." ~ Lao Tzu


"A good traveller has no fixed plan and is not intent on arriving." ~ Lao Tzu


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


"Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation." ~ Lao Tzu


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


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


"The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth." ~ Lao Tzu


"The further one goes, the less one knows." ~ Lao Tzu


"The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know." ~ Lao Tzu



"Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself. " ~ Lao Tzu


"What is firmly rooted cannot be pulled out." ~ Lao Tzu


"All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near." ~ Lao Tzu


"The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected." ~ Lao Tzu


"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." ~ Lao Tzu


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"By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond the winning." ~ Lao Tzu


"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough." ~ Lao Tzu


"Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster." ~ Lao Tzu


"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." ~ Lao Tzu


"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win." ~ Lao Tzu


"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." - Lao Tzu


"To know your enemy, you must become your enemy." - Lao Tzu


"Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer." - Lao Tzu


"Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens." - Lao Tzu


"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?" - Lao Tzu


"Know yourself and you will win all battles." - Lao Tzu


"The greatest victory is that which requires no battle." - Lao Tzu


"All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved." - Lao Tzu


"When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard." - Lao Tzu


"There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard.
There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen.
There are not more than five cardinal tastes, yet combinations of them yield more flavours than can ever be tasted." ~ Lao Tzu



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