Lao Tzu quotes
The moral man does something, and when no one responds he rolls up his sleeves and uses
Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions
and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you
accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in
Know glory but cleave to humiliation.
If you understand others you are smart. If you understand yourself you are illuminated. If you
overcome others you are powerful. If you overcome yourself you have strength. If you know
how to be satisfied you are rich. If you can act with vigor, you have a will. If you don't lose
your objectives you can be long-lasting. If you die without loss, you are eternal.
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.
Boasting of wealth and virtue brings your demise.