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80 Inspirational Lao Tzu Sayings

Lao Tzu Sayings

In this post, you will find amazing Lao Tzu sayings.

Lao Tzu Sayings


“Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.” —Lao Tzu


“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” —Lao Tzu


“Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.” —Lao Tzu


“All things in the world come from being. And being comes from non-being.” —Lao Tzu


“Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding.” —Lao Tzu


“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


“Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit.” —Lao Tzu

“Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.” —Lao Tzu


“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” —Lao Tzu


“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.” —Lao Tzu


“He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment.” —Lao Tzu


“Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.” —Lao Tzu


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” —Lao Tzu


“To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.” —Lao Tzu


“He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.” —Lao Tzu


“Figure out the rhythm of life and live in harmony with it.” —Lao Tzu


“Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.” —Lao Tzu


“He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.” —Lao Tzu


“The superior leader keeps informed about everything but interferes hardly at all.” —Lao Tzu


“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” —Lao Tzu


“Let it be still, and it will gradually become clear.” —Lao Tzu


“If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it.” —Lao Tzu


“Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins.” —Lao Tzu


“When you stand with your two feet on the ground, you will always keep your balance.” —Lao Tzu


“For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.” —Lao Tzu


“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.” —Lao Tzu


“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” —Lao Tzu


“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” —Lao Tzu


“If you want to know me look inside your heart.” —Lao Tzu


“One who believes in himself has no need to convince others.” —Lao Tzu


“Man’s enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.” —Lao Tzu


“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” —Lao Tzu


“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” —Lao Tzu


“If you want to be given everything, give everything up.” —Lao Tzu


“The way is like an empty vessel that yet may be drawn from.” —Lao Tzu


“A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.” —Lao Tzu


“Let your workings remain a mystery. Just show people the results.” —Lao Tzu


“Violence, even well intention-ed, always rebounds upon oneself.” —Lao Tzu


“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” —Lao Tzu


“Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.” —Lao Tzu


“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” —Lao Tzu


“When you accept yourself… the whole world accepts you.” —Lao Tzu


“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be truly fulfilled.” —Lao Tzu


“Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself.” —Lao Tzu


“There is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.” —Lao Tzu


“The more you know the less you understand.” —Lao Tzu


“He who defines himself can’t know who he really is.” —Lao Tzu


“When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” —Lao Tzu


“When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ”We did it ourselves.” —Lao Tzu


“Be empty. Be still. Just watch everything come and go. This is the way of Nature.” —Lao Tzu


“Solve it before it happens. Order it before chaos emerges.” —Lao Tzu


“He, who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.” —Lao Tzu


“To hold, you must first open your hand. Let go.” —Lao Tzu


“The more laws that are written, the more criminals are produced.” —Lao Tzu


“If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.” —Lao Tzu


“He who tip-toes cannot stand; he who strides cannot walk.” —Lao Tzu


“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.” —Lao Tzu


“Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.” —Lao Tzu


“Throw away profit and greed, and there won’t be any thieves.” —Lao Tzu


“The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.” —Lao Tzu


“The wise man is one who knows what he does not know.” —Lao Tzu


“If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.” —Lao Tzu


“Man’s enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.” —Lao Tzu


“When you have accomplished your goal simply walk away. This is the path way to Heaven.” —Lao Tzu

 Short Lao Tzu Sayings


“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” —Lao Tzu


“Silence is a source of great strength.” —Lao Tzu


“Perfection is the willingness to be imperfect.” —Lao Tzu


“True words seem false.” —Lao Tzu


“New beginnings are disguised as painful endings.” —Lao Tzu


“The best fighter is never angry.” —Lao Tzu


“Great acts are made up of small deeds.” —Lao Tzu


“Health is the greatest possession.” —Lao Tzu


“Love is a decision. Not an emotion.” —Lao Tzu


“Born to be wild – live to outgrow it.” —Lao Tzu


“He who rushes ahead doesn’t go far.” —Lao Tzu


“To lead people walk behind them.” —Lao Tzu


“Stop thinking, and end your problems.” —Lao Tzu


“From caring comes courage.” —Lao Tzu


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