21 Deep Philosophy Quotes By Lao Tzu

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1. "Watch your thoughts, they become words.

Watch your words, they become actions.

Watch your actions, they become habit."

- Lao Tzu
2. "You cannot receive what you don't give. Outflow determines inflow."

- Lao Tzu
3. "If you want to awaken all of humanity,
then awaken all of yourself,
if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world,
then eliminate all that is negative in yourself.

Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation."

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

- Lao Tzu
5. "One who believes in himself has no need to convince others."

- Lao Tzu
6. "Kind words elicit trust. Kind thoughts create depth. Kind deeds bring love."

- Lao Tzu
7. "Have patience.

Wait until the mud settles and the water is clear.

Remain unmoving until right action arises by itself."

- Lao Tzu
8. "The past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that.

What is grievance? The baggage of old thought and emotion."

- Lao Tzu
9. "If the majority doesn't laugh at you, beware that you must be saying something wrong.

When the majority thinks you are a fool, only then is there some possibility of you being a wise man."

- Lao Tzu
10. "Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing."

- Lao Tzu
11. "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
12. "Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know."

- Lao Tzu
13. "People aren't against you; they are for themselves. The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

He who conquers others is strong, he who conquers himself is mighty."
14. "The wise stand out because they see themselves as part of the Whole.

They shine because they don't want to impress.
They achieve great things because they don't look for recognition.
Their wisdom is contained in what they are, not their opinions."

- Lao Tzu
15. "Be empty. Be still. Just watch everything come and go.

This is the way of Nature."

- Lao Tzu
16. "Loss is not as bad as wanting more."

- Lao Tzu
17. "To know and not to do is not yet to know."

- Lao Tzu
18. "Those who are right do not argue. Those who argue are not right."

- Lao Tzu
19. "Let your workings remain a mystery. Just show people the results."

- Lao Tzu
20. "Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity"

- Lao Tzu
21. "To become learned, each day add something.

To become enlightened, each day drop something"

- Lao Tzu
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