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  • If good happens, good; if bad happens, good.
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")

  • When goodness is lost there is morality.
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")

  • If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it.
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")

  • When its work is accomplished, it does not claim the name of having done it.
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")

  • It is because he is thus free from striving that therefore no one in the world is able to strive with him.
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")


  • With no desire, at rest and still, All things go right as of their will.
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")

  • Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")

  • So it is that some things are increased by being diminished, and others are diminished by being increased.
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")

  • The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")

  • The further one goes, the less one knows.
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")

  • 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, "Tao Te Ching")

  • The road you can talk about is not the road you can walk on
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")

  • The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")

  • The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know.
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")

  • The Wise Man is square but not sharp, honest but not not malign, straight but not severe, bright but not dazzling.
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")


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