Lao Tzu Quotes (151 quotes)
Tao Te Ching, Chapter 46
“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.”
Tao Te Ching, Chapter 64
“When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”
Tao Te Ching, Chapter 8, translated by Stephen Mitchell
Tao Te Ching, Chapter 27, translated by Stephen Mitchell
“There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is no greater disaster than greed.”
The Way of Lao-tzu
“In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.”
Tao Te Ching, Chapter 78
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Bio: Laozi was a philosopher of ancient China, best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching. His association with the Tào Té Chīng has led him to be traditionally considered the founder of philosophical Taoism. He is also revered as a deity in most religious forms of Taoist philosophy, which often refers to Laozi as Taishang Laojun, or One of the Three Pure Ones.
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