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

For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.

Because of a great love, one is courageous.

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.

An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.

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

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

Wise people seek solutions. The ignorant only cast blame.

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.

What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.

To lead the people, walk behind them.

To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.

Those who know they have enough are rich.

Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know.

There was something formlessly fashioned, that existed before heaven and earth; without sound, without substance, dependent on nothing, unchanging, all-pervading, unfailing. One may think of it as the mother of all things under heaven.

The form of the formless. The image of the imageless. It is called indefinable and beyond imagination. Stand before it and there is no beginning. Follow it and there is no end. Stay with the ancient Tao, move with the present. Knowing the ancient beginning is the essence of Tao.

See the world as yourself. Have faith in the way things are. Love the world as your self; then you can care for all things.

Nature is not human hearted.

Many Worlds - Many Times. Look, it cannot be seen - it is beyond form. Listen, it cannot be heard -- it is beyond sound. Grasp, it cannot be held - it is intangible. These three are indefinable; therefore they are joined in one.

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

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fait and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

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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