Lao Tzu Quotes

Lao Tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. Lao Tzu was usually portrayed as a 6th-century BC contemporary of Confucius, but some modern historians consider him to have lived during the Warring States period of the 4th century BC. Here are some of the Lao Tzu quotes to motivate you.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”

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

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

“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.”

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

“Silence is a source of Great Strength.”

“The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.”

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”

“Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment”

“If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it.”

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”

“The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know.”

“Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.”

“By letting go it all gets done.”

Lao Tzu Quotes

“What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.”

“Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.”

“The further one goes, the less one knows.”

“Your own positive future begins in this moment. All you have is right now. Every goal is possible from here.”

“Because of a great love, one is courageous.”

“The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms.”

“Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force.”

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.”

Lao Tzu Quotes

“Great acts are made up of small deeds.”

“Perfection is the willingness to be imperfect.”

“One who is too insistent on his own views finds few to agree with him.”

“Mastering others is strength. Mastering oneself makes you fearless.”

“There is no illusion greater than fear.”

“He who acts spoils; he who grasps lets slip.”

“To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.”

“Take care with the end as you do with the beginning.”

“Some lose yet gain, others gain and yet lose.”

Lao Tzu Quotes

“He is free from self- display, and therefore he shines;”

“A good traveler leaves no tracks. Good speech lacks fault-finding.”

“Clay is fashioned into vessels; but it is on their empty hollowness, that their use depends.”

“True words are not fancy. Fancy words are not true. The good do not debate. Debaters are not good.”

“There is no disaster greater than not being content; There is no misfortune greater than being covetous.”

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