Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher from China. He was the author of the Tao Te Ching ('Laozi') and he is generally considered to be the father of Taoism.
Muddy Water. Let Settle. Becomes Clear.
Have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water becomes clear.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.
Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.
Stop thinking, and end your problems.
At the centre of your being, you have the answer: you know who you are, and you know what you want.
Silence is a source of great strength.
The best fighter is never angry.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
By letting go, it all gets done.
Act without expectation.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
Loss is not as bad as wanting more.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit.
Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.
Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force.
What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.
One who is too insistent on his own views finds few to agree with him.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Your own positive future begins in this moment. All you have is right here. Every goal is possible from here.
To hold, you must first open your hand. Let go.
The Way to do is to be.
The wise man is one who knows what he does not know.
As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.
If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.
Perfection is the willingness to be imperfect.
Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see.
Stop running away and you will be found.
Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.
Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.
Every step is on the path.
The way of heaven is to help and not harm.
Be like water.
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.
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