The 16 best quotes of Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is reputed to be the author of the Tao Te Ching and the founder of Taoism (pronounced 'dowism') a philosophy that emphasises doing what is natural and 'going with the flow' in accordance with the Tao (which is translated as the 'way') a cosmic force which flows through all things on earth.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
“The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.”
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
“Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time' is like saying, 'I don't want to'.”
“The best fighter is never angry.”
“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”
“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”
“Silence is a source of great strength.”
“To lead people walk behind them.”
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
“Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment”
 “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”
“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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