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  • 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")

  • Clay is fashioned into vessels; but it is on their empty hollowness, that their use depends.
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")


  • Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")

  • Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")

  • To understand the limitation of things, desire them.
    (Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching")

  • A vessel is formed from a lump of clay with care, however, it is the empty space within the vessel that makes it useful.
    (Lao Tzu)

  • If one has love in battle one is victorious. If one has it in defense one is invincible. Whom Heaven wants to save him he protects through love.
    (Lao Tzu)

  • When one gives whatever one can without restraint, the barriers of individuality break down. It no longer becomes possible to tell whether it is the student offering himself to the teacher, or the teacher offering herself to the student. One sees only two immaculate beings, reflecting one another like a pair of brilliant mirrors.
    (Lao Tzu)

  • He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.
    (Lao Tzu)

  • Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
    (Lao Tzu)

  • If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.
    (Lao Tzu)

  • Great form has no shape. The Eternal is hidden and nameless. Yet it is The Eternal alone that skillfully provides for all And brings them to perfection.
    (Lao Tzu)


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