Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
More Quotes from Lao Tzu:When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal Name.
Therefore the sage is as pointed as a square but does not pierce. He is as acute as a knife but does not cut. He is as straight as an unbent line but does not extend. He is as bright as light but does not dazzle.
From What-is all the world of things was born But What-is sprang in turn from What-is-not.
When you accurately perceive the fluidity of things, you can also begin to perceive the constancy behind them the creative, transformative, boundless, immutable Tao.
Arms are instruments of ill omen. When one is compelled to use them, it is best to do so without relish. There is no glory in victory, and to glorify it despite this is to exult in the killing of men. When great numbers of people are killed, one shou
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