Quotes by Lao Tzu

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.
– Lao Tzu

Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.
– Lao Tzu

Stop thinking, and end your problems.
– Lao Tzu

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

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
– Lao Tzu

The best fighter is never angry.
– Lao Tzu

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

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
– Lao Tzu

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

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

Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.
– Lao Tzu

Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?
– Lao Tzu

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
– Lao Tzu

Silence is a source of great strength.
– Lao Tzu

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.
– Lao Tzu

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

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
– Lao Tzu

He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.
– Lao Tzu

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
– Lao Tzu

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
– Lao Tzu

Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time,” is like saying, “I don’t want to.”
– Lao Tzu

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

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

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.
– Lao Tzu

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
– Lao Tzu

The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.
– Lao Tzu

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.
– Lao Tzu

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