Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.
Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.
LoveEmbracing Tao, you become embraced.Supple, breathing gently, you become reborn.Clearing your vision, you become clear.Nurturing your beloved, you become impartial.Opening your heart, you become accepted.Accepting the World, you embrace Tao.Bearing and nurturing,Creating but not owning,Giving...
If lightning is the anger of the gods, then the gods are concerned mostly about trees.
When armies are mobilized and issues joined, the man who is sorry over the fact will win
When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.
Tao invariably takes no action, and yet there is nothing left undone.
There isa time to liveand a time to diebut never to reject the moment.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
If you wish to be out front, then act as if you were behind.
Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins.
Attain complete emptiness,Hold fast to stillness.Understanding the ordinary: Mind opens.Mind opening leads to compassion,Compassion to nobility,Nobility to heavenliness,Heavenliness to TAO. TAO endures. Your body dies.There is no danger.
Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.
Manifest plainness,Embrace simplicity,Reduce selfishness,Have few desires.
He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty
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...