Laozi (Lao Tzu)4204
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- A good manager is best when people barely know that he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him. permalink
- A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. permalink
- A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. permalink
- A man with outward courage dares to die, one with inward courage dares to live. permalink
- A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. permalink
- A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth. permalink
- All things in the world come from being. And being comes from non-being. permalink
- Arms are instruments of ill omen.... When one is compelled to use them, it is best to do so without relish. There is no glory in victory, and to glorify it despite this is to exult in the killing of men.... When great numbers of people are killed, one should weep over them with sorrow. When victorious in war, one should observe mourning rites. permalink
- Clay is molded to make a vessel, but the utility of the vessel lies in the space where there is nothing.... Thus, taking advantage of what is, we recognize the utility of what is not. permalink
- Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. permalink
- Find a teacher who is an integral being, a beacon who extends his light and virtue with equal ease to those who appreciate him and those who don't. Shape yourself in his mold, bathe in his nourishing radiance, and reflect it out to the rest of the world. permalink
- Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it. permalink
- He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty. permalink
- He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them. permalink
- He who knows others is learned.
He who knows himself is wise. permalink
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