Top 20 Wise Quotes of Laozi
Laozi, also called Lao Tzu, was one of the most important philosopher in ancient China and is a central figure in Taoism . His teachings brought to public eye from his book The Tao Te Ching inspired followings of millions first throughout Asia, and eventually the world. This list looks at some of his greatest quotations – all of which are as applicable to us today as they were when he wrote them in the 6th century BC.
2. Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
3. Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
4. All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
5. The best fighter is never angry.
6. Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.
7. The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.
8. 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.
9. To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.
10. Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.
11. Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.
12. I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures
13. Great acts are made up of small deeds.
14. Respond to anger with virtue. Deal with difficulties while they are still easy. Handle the great while it is still small.
15. Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.
16. Take care with the end as you do with the beginning.
17. Free from desire, you realize the mystery. caught in the desire, you see only the manifestations.
18. An over sharpened sword cannot last long.
19. The Wise Man is square but not sharp, honest but not not malign, straight but not severe, bright but not dazzling.
20. When you accept yourself, the whole world accepts you.