50 Amazing Quotes by Lao Tzu

50 Amazing Quotes by Lao Tzu
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Lao Tzu or Laozi was the first philosopher of Chinese Taoism that believed to have lived in the 6th century BC. He is the alleged author of “Tao Te Ching” the founder of Philosophical Taoism that offers spiritual philosophy. He was considered a deity of Taoism and other traditional chinese religions and worshiped as an imperial ancestor in Tang Dynasty.

Lao Tzu Quotes

“Abandon learning and there will be no sorrow.”

Quotes by LAO TZU, The Way of Lao-tzu, 20

“He who knows does not speak.

He who speaks does not know.”

LAO TZU, Tao-te Ching ch. 56

“Great talents ripen late; the highest notes are hard to hear.”

LAO TZU, Tao Te Ching [道德经] (ed. Vintage, 1997) – ISBN: 9780679776192

“The tree which fills the arms grew from the tiniest sprout…”

LAO TZU, Tao Te Ching (ed. Booklassic, 2015) – ISBN: 9789635230358
Quotes by Lao Tzu

“Purity and stillness give the correct law to all under heaven.”

Quotes by LAO TZU, Tao Te Ching (ed. Booklassic, 2015) – ISBN: 9789635230358

“Act non-action; undertake no undertaking; taste the tasteless.”

LAO TZU, Tao Tê Ching (ed. 1959)

“The best of all rulers is but a shadowy presence to his subjects.”

LAO TZU, Tao te ching (ed. Coronet Books, 1982)

“When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.”

LAO TZU, The Book of the Simple Way of Laotze: A New Translation from the Text of the Tao-teh-king (ed. 1904)
Quotes by Lao Tzu

“Because he is a living divinity, when he acts, the universe acts.”

Quotes by LAO TZU, Hua Hu Ching: Teachings of Lao Tzu (ed. 1992)

“Attending fully and becoming supple, Can you be as a newborn babe?”

LAO TZU, Tao te ching (ed. Random House Inc, 1972)

“He who possesses virtue in abundance May be compared to an infant.”

LAO TZU, The Way of Lao-tzu, 55

“The Way of Heaven has no favorites.

It is always with the good man.”

LAO TZU, The Way of Lao-tzu, 79
Quotes by Lao Tzu

“People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.”

Quotes by LAO TZU, The Way of Lao-tzu, 65

“He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire.”

LAO TZU, The Way of Lao-tzu, 13

“He who has little will receive. He who has much will be embarrassed.”

LAO TZU, Tao Tê Ching: A New Translation (ed. 1959)

“Pain and happiness are simply conditions of the ego. Forget the ego.”

LAO TZU, Hua Hu Ching: Teachings of Lao Tzu (ed. 1992)
Quotes by Lao Tzu

“He who overcomes others has force; he who overcomes himself is strong.”

Quotes by LAO TZU, Tao te ching (ed. Coronet Books, 1982)

“Carrying body and soul and embracing the one, Can you avoid separation?”

LAO TZU, Tao Te Ching [道德经] (ed. Vintage, 1997) – ISBN: 9780679776192

“The more laws and restrictions there are, the poorer the people become.”

LAO TZU, Tao Te Ching [道德经] (ed. Vintage, 1997) – ISBN: 9780679776192

“The sage does not attempt anything very big, and thus achieves greatness.”

LAO TZU, Tao Te Ching (ed. Vintage, 1989) – ISBN: 9780679724346
Quotes by Lao Tzu

“Good men are bad men’s instructors, And bad men are good men’s materials.”

Quotes by LAO TZU, Tao Tê Ching: A New Translation (ed. 1959)

“The truly great man dwells on what is real and not what is on the surface.”

LAO TZU, Tao te ching (ed. Random House Inc, 1972)

“Heaven’s net is indeed vast.

Though its meshes are wide, it misses nothing.”

LAO TZU, Tao-te Ching ch. 73

“What man has more than enough and gives it to the world? Only the man of Tao.”

LAO TZU, Tao te ching (ed. Random House Inc, 1972)
Quotes by Lao Tzu

“Nature’s way is simple and easy, but men prefer the intricate and artificial.”

Quotes by LAO TZU, Tao Teh King (ed. Jain Publishing Company, 1996) – ISBN: 9780875730400

“If you scramble about in search of inner peace, you will lose your inner peace.”

LAO TZU, Hua Hu Ching: Teachings of Lao Tzu (ed. 1992)

“The one who can dissolve her mind will suddenly discover the Tao at her feet…”

LAO TZU, Hua Hu Ching: Teachings of Lao Tzu (ed. 1992)

“The mature person perceives the fruitlessness of rigid, external methodologies.”

LAO TZU, Hua Hu Ching: Teachings of Lao Tzu (ed. 1992)
Quotes by Lao Tzu

“Mask your brightness. Be at one with the dust of the earth. This is primal union.”

Quotes by LAO TZU, Tao te ching (ed. Random House Inc, 1972)

“The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.”

LAO TZU, Tao te ching (ed. Coronet Books, 1982)

“In caring for others and serving heaven,

There is nothing like using restraint.”

LAO TZU, Tao te ching (ed. Random House Inc, 1972)

“[The sage] never strives himself for the great, and thereby the great is achieved.”

LAO TZU, The Way of Lao-tzu, 34
Quotes by Lao Tzu

“I will be fond of keeping still, and the people will of themselves become correct.”

LAO TZU, Tao Te Ching (ed. Digital Deen Publications, 2017)

“What is a good man? A teacher of a bad man. What is a bad man? A good man’s charge?”

Quotes by LAO TZU, Tao te ching (ed. Random House Inc, 1972)

“Remember: if you can cease all restless activity, your integral nature will appear.”

LAO TZU, Hua Hu Ching: Teachings of Lao Tzu (ed. 1992)

“I do not know its name. I call it the Way. For the lack of better words I call it great.”

LAO TZU, The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu (ed. 1939)
Quotes by Lao Tzu

“The Way begets one; one begets two; two begets three; three begets the myriad creatures.”

Quotes by LAO TZU, Tao te ching (ed. Coronet Books, 1982)

“When armies are mobilized and issues joined, The man who is sorry over the fact will win.”

LAO TZU, The Way of Lao-tzu, 69

“The more laws and orders are made prominent,

The more thieves and bandits there will be.”

LAO TZU, Tao-te Ching ch. 57

“Distortion upon distortion:… the more one uses the mind, the more confused one becomes.”

LAO TZU, Hua Hu Ching: Teachings of Lao Tzu (ed. 1992)
Quotes by Lao Tzu

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