Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
To know yet to think that one does not know is best; Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him. But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.
When the best leader's work is done the people say, ''We did it ourselves.''
To lead people walk behind them.
The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, We did it ourselves.
I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.
It is the Vague and Elusive. Meet it and you will not see its head. Follow it and you will not see its back.
Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding.
Category: Meaning Of Life
The sage does not hoard. Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more; having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
Category: Misers And Misery
When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.
Nature is not human hearted.
When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.