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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Quote Right
Quote Left Ask ten different scientists about the environment, population control, genetics and you'll get ten different answers, but there's one thing every scientist on the planet agrees on. Whether it happens in a hundred years or a thousand years or a million years, eventually our Sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won't just take us. It'll take Marilyn Monroe and Lao-Tzu and Einstein and Morobuto and Buddy Holly and Aristophenes .. and all of this .. all of this was for nothing unless we go to the stars. Quote Right
Quote Left A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Quote Right
Quote Left In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. Quote Right
Quote Left Without stirring abroad, one can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window one can see the way of heaven. The further one goes the less one knows. Quote Right
Quote Left I have three treasures. Guard and keep them:
The first is deep love,
The second is frugality,
And the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world.
Because of deep love, one is courageous.
Because of frugality, one is generous.
Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world.
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Quote Left The best [man] is like water.
Water is good; it benefits all things and does not compete with them.
It dwells in [lowly] places that all disdain.
This is why it is so near to Tao.
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Quote Left There is no calamity greater than lavish desires.
There is no greater guilt than discontentment.
And there is not greater disaster than greed.
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. Quote Right
Quote Left The good man is the teacher of the bad,
And the bad is the material from which the good may learn.
He who does not value the teacher,
Or greatly care for the material,
Is greatly deluded although he may be learned.
Such is the essential mystery.
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Quote Left He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Pride attaches undue importance to the superiority of one's status in the eyes of others And shame is fear of humiliation at one's inferior status in the estimation of others. When one sets his heart on being highly esteemed, and achieves such rating, then he is automatically involved in fear of losing his status. Quote Right
Quote Left Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires. Quote Right
Quote Left When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you. Quote Right
Quote Left When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish. Quote Right
Quote Left Heaven endures and the earth last a long time because they do not live for themselves. Quote Right
Quote Left The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Quote Right
Quote Left In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small. Quote Right
Quote Left Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Quote Right
Quote Left He who is contented is rich. Quote Right
Quote Left Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained. Quote Right
Quote Left Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it. Quote Right
Quote Left He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. Quote Right
Quote Left The best man is like water. Water is good it benefits all things and does not compete with them. It dwells in lowly places that all disdain. This is why it is so near to Tao. Quote Right
Quote Left Don't think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania. Appropriate rituals channel your emotions and life energy toward the light. Without the discipline to practice them, you will tumble constantly backward into darkness. Quote Right
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