Lao Tzu

Lao Tse best aphorismsLao Tzu, known also as Lao Tsu, Lao Tse, Lao Tze, Lao Tsy, Lao Zi, Laozi, Lǎozǐ, Laotse, Lieh Tse, literally “Old Master”, 6th-century BC, Chinese philosopher and alchemist, the founder of philosophical Taoism.

 

Quotes and wisdoms by Lao Tzu:

 


“He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.”

Author: Lao Tzu
Topic: Knowledge, Ignorance
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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

Author: Lao Tzu
Topic: Beginning
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“People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.”

Author: Lao Tzu
Topic: Failure, Perseverance
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“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Author: Lao Tzu
Topic: Teaching, Education
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“To lead people walk behind them.”

Author: Lao Tzu
Topic: Leadership
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“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”

Author: Lao Tzu
Topic: Self-acceptance, Satisfaction, Respect
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“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”

Author: Lao Tzu
Topic: Kindness, Thinking, Love, Sharing
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“At the centre of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

Author: Lao Tzu
Topic: Self-Fulfilment
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“What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.”

Author: Lao Tzu
Topic: Perspective, Attitude
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“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

Author: Lao Tzu
Topic: Self-Acceptance
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