Lao Tzu

Laozi (also Lao-Tzu /ˈlaʊˈdzʌ/ or Lao-Tze, Chinese: 老子; pinyin: Lǎozǐ, lit. "Old Master") was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is known as the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching and the founder of philosophical Taoism, and as a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions. Although a legendary figure, he is usually dated to around the 6th century BC and reckoned a contemporary of Confucius, but some historians contend that he actually lived during the Warring States period of the 5th or 4th century BC. A central figure in Chinese culture, Laozi is claimed by both the emperors of the Tang dynasty and modern people of the Li surname as a founder of their lineage. Throughout history, Laozi's work has been embraced by various anti-authoritarian movements.


Lao Tzu Quotes

Lao Tzu #Power

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
Lao Tzu #Best #Leadership #Work

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

To know yet to think that one does not know is best Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.
Lao Tzu #Change

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Lao Tzu #Courage

From caring comes courage.
Lao Tzu #Great

Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it.
Lao Tzu #Love

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Lao Tzu #Communication #Good

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.
Lao Tzu #Death #Life

Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
Lao Tzu #Good

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Lao Tzu #Great #Love

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
Lao Tzu #Great

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.
Lao Tzu #Intelligence

If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Lao Tzu #Great #Strength #Wisdom

Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu #Men

How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?
Lao Tzu #Love

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.
Lao Tzu #Music

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Lao Tzu #Nature

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Lao Tzu #Nature

Nature is not human hearted.
Lao Tzu #Peace

One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
Lao Tzu #Power #Strength

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu #Courage #Fear #Strength

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline simulated fear postulates courage simulated weakness postulates strength.
Lao Tzu #Truth

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
Lao Tzu #Love

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu #Wisdom

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.