Lao Tzu, ne Li Urh, also Laotse, Lao Tse, Lao Tse, Lao Zi, Laozi, Lao Zi, La-tsze

Lao
Tzu, ne Li Urh, also Laotse, Lao Tse, Lao Tse, Lao Zi, Laozi, Lao Zi, La-tsze
c. 604 B.C.
c. 531 B.C.

Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism, Author of Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way and Its Power) and Hua Hu Ching

Author Quotes

A man may know the world without leaving his own home. From his windows he can see the supreme heaven, and the farther he goes afield the less likely he is to find it.

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

When the best leader’s work is done the people say: We did it ourselves.

To see things in the seed, that is genius.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

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

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.

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

The words of truth are always paradoxical.

The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Silence is a source of great strength.

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

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

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.

If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.

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

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

He who knows himself is enlightened.

He who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.

Great acts are made up of small deeds.

From wonder into wonder existence opens.

Author Picture
First Name
Lao
Last Name
Tzu, ne Li Urh, also Laotse, Lao Tse, Lao Tse, Lao Zi, Laozi, Lao Zi, La-tsze
Birth Date
c. 604 B.C.
Death Date
c. 531 B.C.
Bio

Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism, Author of Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way and Its Power) and Hua Hu Ching