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Top 100 Inspirational Lao Tzu Quotes

Profession: Chinese Philosopher And Writer

Year Of Birth: Not Known, predicted , 6th Century – 4th century BC Chujen village, state of Chu

Year Of Death: Not Known, predicted, 6th century – 4th century BC

Nationality: Chinese




Who is Lao Tzu? What is he known for?

Laozi known as Lao Tzu was an amazing man, he started Taoism, which is the philosophy that displays to us how-to live-in harmony with the world. He has inspired many in his time and even now after he has gone. Many become inspired by the things he has mentioned. He was a well-known Chinese Philosopher, he is also the author of Tao Te Ching, it is similar to a bible, like a manual for human life, the instructions in this are every so often ambiguous and it is open to various interpretations on how to survive and live a wonderful life.

10 Amazing Life lessons from the Taoist Master Lao Tzu:

  1. Search within yourself and find what you are looking for, everything you need will be found from within
  2. Never be tied to something that is keeping you back, let go and become free
  3. Learn to let go labels in order to understand and find yourself
  4. Evil will only come upon you if you pay attention to it, therefore ignore the evil and the evil will be no more
  5. Showing positivity towards others, and treating them with Kindness and compassion will allow you to succeed at the end
  6. You must learn to be you, don’t care what others thing, you are yourself, so be you
  7. You have strength and wisdom if you can remain humble
  8. We go through many changes in our lives, we must learn to adapt and become comfortable with it, even when it is uncomfortable, it will all follow through and make sense at the end
  9. In order to lead you must learn and understand to how to follow
  10. Life is a journey; we must learn to go with the wave



100 Quotes by Lao Tzu

  1. . “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.” – Lao Tzu




  2. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu
  3. “A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” – Lao Tzu
  4. “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” – Lao Tzu
  5. “The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.” – Lao Tzu





  6. “The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.” – Lao Tzu
  7. “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu
  8. “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” – Lao Tzu
  9. “The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.” – Lao Tzu
  10. “The best fighter is never angry.” – Lao Tzu




  11. “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
  12. “If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” – Lao Tzu
  13. “All things in the world come from being. And being comes from non-being.” – Lao Tzu




  14. “Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu
  15. “The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.” – Lao Tzu
  16. “All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.” – Lao Tzu
  17. “Act without striving. Work without interfering. Find the flavor in what is flavorless.” – Lao Tzu
  18. “A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.” – Lao Tzu
  19. “Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.” – Lao Tzu




  20. “Simplicity, patience, compassion.
    These three are your greatest treasures.
    Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
    Patient with both friends and enemies,
    you accord with the way things are.
    Compassionate toward yourself,
    you reconcile all beings in the world.” – Lao Tzu




  21. “A man with outward courage dares to die: a man with inner courage dares to live.” – Lao Tzu
  22. “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.” – Lao Tzu
  23. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu
  24. “Who acts in stillness finds stillness in his life.” – Lao Tzu
  25. “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.” – Lao Tzu




  26. “Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time,” is like saying, “I don’t want to.” – Lao Tzu
  27. “Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.” – Lao Tzu
  28. “The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.” – Lao Tzu
  29. “The words of truth are always paradoxical” – Lao Tzu
  30. “The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.” – Lao Tzu
  31. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
  32. “Love is a decision. Not an emotion.” – Lao Tzu
  33. “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.” – Lao Tzu
  34. “Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” – Lao Tzu




  35. “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are, and you know what you want. – Lao TzuA man with outward courage dares to die: a man with inner courage dares to live.” – Lao Tzu
  36. “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu
  37. “Be the chief but never the lord.” – Lao Tzu
  38. “If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.” – Lao Tzu
  39. “Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.” – Lao Tzu
  40. “Because of a great love, one is courageous.” – Lao Tzu




  41. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
  42. “Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment” – Lao Tzu
  43. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” – Lao Tzu
  44. “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.” – Lao Tzu
  45. “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.” – Lao Tzu




  46. “Few things under heaven bring more benefit than the lessons learned from silence and the actions taken without striving.” – Lao Tzu
  47. “Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.” – Lao Tzu
  48. “From wonder into wonder existence opens.” – Lao Tzu
  49. “If you understand others you are smart.
    If you understand yourself you are illuminated.
    If you overcome others you are powerful.
    If you overcome yourself you have strength.
    If you know how to be satisfied you are rich.
    If you can act with vigor, you have a will.
    If you don’t lose your objectives you can be long-lasting.
    If you die without loss, you are eternal.” – Lao Tzu




  50. “If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.” – Lao Tzu
  51. “Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.” – Lao Tzu
  52. “An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.” – Lao Tzu
  53. “Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretches her fingers to touch the heavens.” – Lao Tzu
  54. “Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.” – Lao Tzu
  55. “He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.” – Lao Tzu




  56. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” – Lao Tzu
  57. “He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” – Lao Tzu
  58. “He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu
  59. “He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.” – Lao Tzu
  60. “He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.” – Lao Tzu




  61. “He who talks more is sooner exhausted.” – Lao Tzu
  62. “Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.” – Lao Tzu
  63. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao Tzu
  64. “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.” – Lao Tzu




  65. “Heaven is long-enduring, and earth continues long. The reason why heaven and earth are able to endure and continue thus long is because they do not live of, or for, themselves.” – Lao Tzu




  66. “I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.” – Lao Tzu
  67. “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.” – Lao Tzu
  68. “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
  69. “Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.” – Lao Tzu
  70. “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu




  71. “Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.” – Lao Tzu
  72. “If you keep feeling a point that has been sharpened, the point cannot long preserve its sharpness.” – Lao Tzu
  73. “Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?” – Lao Tzu
  74. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”– Lao Tzu
  75. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” – Lao Tzu




  76. “In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.” – Lao Tzu
  77. “He who is contented is rich.” – Lao Tzu
  78. “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” – Lao Tzu
  79. “It is better to do one’s own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins.” – Lao Tzu




  80. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu
  81. “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.” – Lao Tzu
  82. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu
  83. “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.” – Lao Tzu
  84. “Make your heart like a lake with a calm still surface and great depths of kindness.” – Lao Tzu
  85. “Man takes his law from the Earth; the Earth takes its law from Heaven; Heaven takes its law from the Tao. The law of the Tao is its being what it is.” – Lao Tzu




  86. “The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.” – Lao Tzu
  87. “Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.” – Lao Tzu
  88. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu
  89. “New beginnings are disguised as painful endings.” – Lao Tzu
  90. “One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him.” – Lao Tzu




  91. “Stop thinking and end your problems.“– Lao Tzu
  92. “Surrender your self-interest. Love others as much as you love yourself. Then you can be entrusted with all things under heaven.” – Lao Tzu
  93. “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao; the name that can be named is not the eternal name. The Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth; the Named is the mother of all things.” – Lao Tzu
  94. “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” – Lao Tzu
  95. “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.’” – Lao Tzu




  96. “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.” – Lao Tzu
  97. “Silence is a source of Great Strength.” – Lao Tzu
  98. “To see things in the seed, that is genius.” – Lao Tzu
  99. “Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.” – Lao Tzu
  100. “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.” – Lao Tzu




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