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There is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.
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Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and
the senses.
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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
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Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
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Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.
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The best fighter is never angry.
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Do you imagine the universe is agitated? Go into the desert at night and look at the stars.
This practice should answer the question.
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Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in
giving creates love.
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Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
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Great acts are made up of small deeds.
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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for
a lifetime.
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If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
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Nature is not human-hearted.
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A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.
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To lead the people, walk behind them.
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Respond to anger with virtue. Deal with difficulties while they are still easy. Handle the great
while it is still small.
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There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment.
And there is no greater disaster than greed.
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The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
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My teachings are easy to understand and easy to put into practice. Yet your intellect will
never grasp them, and if you try to practice them, you'll fail. My teachings are older than the
world. How can you grasp their meaning? If you want to know me, look inside your heart.
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If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him
with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his
wickedness.
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Do not conquer the world with force, for force only causes resistance. Thorns spring up when
an army passes. Years of misery follow a great victory. Do only what needs to be done
without using violence.
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He who defends with love will be secure; Heaven will save him and protect him with love.
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An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
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If the people must be ever fearful of death, then there will always be an executioner.
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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.
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Some lose yet gain, others gain and yet lose.
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Failure is an opportunity. If you blame someone else, there is no end to the blame.
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A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.
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Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.
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Hold on to the center and make up your mind to rejoice in this paradise called life.
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Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
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To see things in the seed, that is genius.
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A leader is best when people barely know he exists. Of a good leader, who talks little, when
his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, "We did this ourselves."
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