Lao Tzu
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Use the light that dwells within you to regain your natural clarity of sight - Lao Tzu - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
Lao Tzu

These Lao Tzu quotes are positive and inspirational words of wisdom. 

Born around 600BC Lao Tzu (also known as Lao Tsu and Laozi) was a Chinese philosopher, the founder of Taoism and the author of the Tao Te Ching.

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Lao Tzu Quotes:  A   



All things in the world come from being. And being comes from non-being.


At the centre of your Being you have the answer...  you know who you are and you know what you want.


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 Quotes:  B   



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.


Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength.
Loving someone deeply gives you courage.


Be still... stillness reveals the secrets of eternity.


By letting go... it all gets done.


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Lao Tzu Quotes:  C   



Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Health is the greatest possession .
Confidence is the greatest friend.


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 Quotes:  E   



Every step is on the path.


Express yourself completely then become quiet.
Open yourself to Heaven and Earth and be like the forces of nature.


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Lao Tzu Quotes:  F   



Figure out the rhythm of life and live in harmony with it.


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 Quotes:  H   



Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend. 
Non-Being is the greatest joy.


He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.


He who does not trust enough... will not be trusted.


He who is contented is rich.


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


He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.


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Lao Tzu Quotes:  I   



I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion.
These are your greatest treasures.


If there is to be peace in the world... there must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations... there must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities... there must be peace between neighbours.
If there is to be peace between neighbours... there must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home... there must be peace in the heart.


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.


If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.


If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.


If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.


If you understand others - you are smart.
If you understand yourself - you are illuminated.
If you overcome others - you are powerful.
If you overcome yourself - you have strength.
If you know how to be satisfied - you are rich.
If you can act with vigor - you have a will.
If you don't lose your objectives - you can be long-lasting.
If you die without loss - you are eternal


If you want to Awaken all of humanity, then Awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.  Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transfer.


In dwelling...  Live close to the ground.
In thinking...  Keep to the simple.  
In conflict...  Be fair and generous.
In governing...  Don't try to control.  
In work...  Do what you enjoy.  
In family life...  Be completely present.


In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water.
Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.


I thought I know you, but it was only me.
The you that you truly are is not the you I see.
My mind has formed your image, but you have already travelled on.
I want to see only you, but I see you through me.


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 Quotes:  K   



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


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 Quotes:  L   



Let it be still... and it will gradually become clear.


Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.  
Don't resist them, that only creates sorrow.  
Let reality be reality.  
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.


Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.


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 Quotes:  M   



Mastering others is strength.
Mastering yourself is true power.


Music in the Soul can be heard by the Universe.

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe - Lao Tzu - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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 Quotes:  N   



Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished - Lao Tzu - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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 Quotes:  O   



Open yourself to Heaven and Earth, then trust your natural responses...
and everything will fall into place.


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 Quotes:  S   



Seeing the small is called clarity.  Keeping flexible is called strength.  Using the shining radiance you enter the light, where no harm can come to you.  This is called enlightenment.


Silence is a source of great strength.


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Lao Tzu Quotes:  T   



The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.


The Master sees things as they are, without trying to control them.


The past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that. What is grievance?... The baggage of old thought and emotion.


The reason why the Universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself..  it gives life to others as it transforms.


The Sage sees the world as an expansion of his own self.  So what need has he to accumulate things?


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


The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything, but be yourself.


The way is like an empty vessel that yet may be drawn from.


To a mind that is still... the whole Universe surrenders.

To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders - Lao Tzu - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

To become learned... each day add something.
To become enlightened... each day drop something.


To lead people... walk behind them.


To see things in the seed... that is genius.


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 Quotes:  U   



Use the Light that dwells within you to regain your natural clarity of sight.


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Lao Tzu Quotes:  W   



What is firmly rooted... cannot be pulled out.


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

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be - Lao Tzu - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

When you accept yourself... the whole world accepts you.


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


When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.




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