Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.
More Quotes from Lao Tzu:The journey of a thousand leagues begins from beneath your feet.
If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.
For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance.
Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
Find a teacher who is an integral being, a beacon who extends his light and virtue with equal ease to those who appreciate him and those who don't. Shape yourself in his mold, bathe in his nourishing radiance, and reflect it out to the rest of the world.
Those who make their living by collecting taxes cause the people to starve when the people starve, the tax collectors, having no one to tax starve also
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