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Lao-tzu (604 BC - 531 BC)

Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire.

People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.

Through this I know the advantage of taking no action.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.

For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.

Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge.

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.

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To be worn out is to be renewed.

He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.

He who knows others is wise; he who know himself is enlightened.

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small.

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.

When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves'.

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The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.

Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

When the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

I have three treasures. Guard and keep them: the first is deep love, the second is frugality, and the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world. Because of deep love, one is courageous, because of frugality, one is generous, because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world.
Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.
When you succeed in connecting your energy with the divine realm through high awareness and the practice of undiscriminating virtue, the transmission of the ultimate subtle truths will follow.
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.
Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.
To realise the constancy and steadiness in your life is to realise the deep nature of the universe. This realisation is not dependent on any transitory internal or external condition, rather it is an expression of one’s own immutable spiritual nature. The only way to attain the Universal Way is to maintain the integral virtues of the constancy, steadiness and simplicity in one’s daily life.

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