Top 10 Lao Tzu Quotes

Lao Tzu(6BC/4BC), aka Laozi(Old Master) was a Chinese philosopher and founder of Taoism.

Here are Lao Tzu’s top ten greatest quotes:

I.

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

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II.

Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.

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III.

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

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IV.

If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.
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V.

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

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VI.

If you understand others you are smart. If you understand yourself you are illuminated. If you overcome others you are powerful. If you overcome yourself you have strength. If you know how to be satisfied you are rich. If you can act with vigor, you have will. If you don’t lose your objectives you can be long-lasting. If you die without loss, you are eternal.
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VII.

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

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VIII.

A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.

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IX.

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.

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X.

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

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Thank you Lao Tzu!

Interesting Facts:

  • There is a legend that says he left China on a water buffalo and was not seen again.
  • Some believe he debated with Confucius and won.

What were some of your favorite Lao Tzu quotes?

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