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Lao-Tzu Quotes

Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism, Author of the ''Tao Te Ching''

He who gains a victory over other men is strong; but he who gains a victory over himself is all powerful.

Category: Power

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.

Category: Power

Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.

Category: Power

He who is contented is rich.

Category: Riches

He who knows he has enough is rich.

Category: Riches

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

Category: Satisfaction

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

Category: Self-control

Know they thyself, presume not God to scan. The proper study of mankind is man.

Category: Self-knowledge

He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment.

Category: Self-knowledge

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

Category: Self-love

All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.

Category: Things And Little Things

Without stirring abroad, one can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window one can see the way of heaven. The further one goes the less one knows.

Category: Travel And Tourism

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.

Category: Understanding

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

Category: Victory

The supreme excellence is not to win a hundred victories in a hundred battles. The supreme excellence is to subdue the armies of your enemies without even having to fight them.

Category: Victory