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Lao Tzu quotes are so inspiring and eye-opening. Lao Tzu is considered the originator of Taoism in China. He is a respected title in Chinese culture. He was the first to use “Tao” as the basis of his philosophy. Lao means ‘respected elder’ in China, while ‘Tzu’ means ‘master.’ Many Chinese historians believe Lao Tzu was a mysterious personality.

Lao Tzu had tried to establish a relationship between humans and God. They clearly said that if you want to attain God, then you need devotion, not knowledge. He has taught humans that if we want to find the good and the truth in life, we must surrender.

If we cannot bow down to others, then our hands will be empty. And if we become empty before others, we can find the limitless storehouse of truth. Without further ado, I want to share some of the famous Lao Tzu quotes with you all.

45 Awakening Lao Tzu Quotes To Learn The Truth From His Teachings

  1. “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. And if you are at peace you are living in the present.” –Lao Tzu
  2. “Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” –Lao Tzu
  3. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. And kindness in giving creates love.” –Lao Tzu
  4. “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.” –Lao Tzu
  5. “To avoid disappointment, know what is sufficient. To avoid trouble, know when to stop. If you are able to do this, you will last a long time.” –Lao Tzu
  6. “If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” –Lao Tzu
  7. “The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.” –Lao Tzu
  8. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” –Lao Tzu
  9. “Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time,” is like saying, “I don’t want to.” –Lao Tzu
  10. “Knowledge is a treasure, but the practice is the key to it.” –Lao Tzu
  11. “Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” –Lao Tzu
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  13. “There is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.” –Lao Tzu
  14. “Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.” –Lao Tzu
  15. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” –Lao Tzu
  16. “To become learned, each day add something. To become enlightened, each day drop something.” –Lao Tzu
  17. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small.” –Lao Tzu
  18. “Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.” –Lao Tzu
  19. “Great acts are made up of small deeds.” –Lao Tzu
  20. “Those who have the knowledge, don’t predict. Those who predict, don’t have knowledge.” –Lao Tzu
  21. “The best of all leaders is the one who helps people so that eventually they don’t need him.” –Lao Tzu
  22. “Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.” –Lao Tzu
  23. “An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.” –Lao Tzu
  24. “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” –Lao Tzu
  25. “Who acts in stillness finds stillness in his life.” –Lao Tzu
  26. “Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it” –Lao Tzu
  27. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” –Lao Tzu
  28. “To lead people, walk behind them.” –Lao Tzu
  29. “One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him.” –Lao Tzu
  30. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you. –Lao Tzu
  31. “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” –Lao Tzu
  32. “Silence is a source of great strength.” –Lao Tzu
  33. “By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.” –Lao Tzu
  34. “Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear.” –Lao Tzu
  35. “Sincere words are not fine; fine words are not sincere.” –Lao Tzu
  36. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” –Lao Tzu
  37. “If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.” –Lao Tzu
  38. “All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power.” –Lao Tzu
  39. “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
  40. “Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.” –Lao Tzu
  41. “The words of truth are always paradoxical.” –Lao Tzu
  42. “The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.” –Lao Tzu
  43. “Wasting energy to obtain rare objects only impedes one’s growth.” –Lao Tzu
  44. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” –Lao Tzu
  45. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” –Lao Tzu

Rahul Bansal

Rahul is a freelance author, chemist, a teacher and has a lot of passion for spirituality, humanity & self-development. Being in the writing industry for many years, Rahul has a plethora of knowledge which he loves to share and discuss with his readers. He loves to write about self-improvement and share quotes he finds inspiring.

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  • tonwhite
    2:35 PM, 26 November 2021

    Chinese philosophy – what do we know about her? We all have heard that there are many sages from the ancient China, that their statements, postulates and to this day are relevant. But who of us read their works? Hto wants to more deeply know philosophy, readTao Te Ching (The Way) by Lao-Tzu .

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