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He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
He who conquers others is strong. He who conquers himself is mighty.
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.


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"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." Make picture quote!
"Nature is not human hearted." Make picture quote!
"Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power." Make picture quote!
"Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires." Make picture quote!
"Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses." Make picture quote!
"Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself." Make picture quote!
"Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it." Make picture quote!
"Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions." Make picture quote!
"One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others." Make picture quote!
"One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him." Make picture quote!
"People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure." Make picture quote!
"Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment." Make picture quote!
"Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength." Make picture quote!
"Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy." Make picture quote!
"Silence is a source of great strength." Make picture quote!
"If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants." Make picture quote!
"He who is contented is rich." Make picture quote!
"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough." Make picture quote!
"He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know." Make picture quote!
"He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much." Make picture quote!
"He who talks more is sooner exhausted." Make picture quote!
"I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any." Make picture quote!
"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures." Make picture quote!
"Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment." Make picture quote!
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." Make picture quote!
"If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve." Make picture quote!
"If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"It is better to do one's own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins." Make picture quote!
"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." Make picture quote!
"How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?" Make picture quote!
"To know yet to think that one does not know is best; Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty." Make picture quote!
"The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be." Make picture quote!
"When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder." Make picture quote!
"The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes." Make picture quote!
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Make picture quote!
"The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days." Make picture quote!
"The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete." Make picture quote!
"The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world." Make picture quote!
"The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'" Make picture quote!
"The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own." Make picture quote!
"The words of truth are always paradoxical." Make picture quote!
"Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge." Make picture quote!
"To lead people walk behind them." Make picture quote!
"To see things in the seed, that is genius." Make picture quote!
"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good." Make picture quote!
"When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish." Make picture quote!
"When the best leader's work is done the people say, We did it ourselves." Make picture quote!
"When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours." Make picture quote!
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." Make picture quote!
"Because of a great love, one is courageous." Make picture quote!
"The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness." Make picture quote!
"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving." Make picture quote!
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves." Make picture quote!
"A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar." Make picture quote!
"All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small." Make picture quote!
"Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens." Make picture quote!
"An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox." Make picture quote!
"Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy." Make picture quote!
"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want." Make picture quote!
"The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest." Make picture quote!
"Be the chief but never the lord." Make picture quote!
"Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Make picture quote!
"He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted." Make picture quote!
"He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still." Make picture quote!
"He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty." Make picture quote!
"Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." Make picture quote!
"Great acts are made up of small deeds." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it." Make picture quote!
"From wonder into wonder existence opens." Make picture quote!
"From caring comes courage." Make picture quote!
"Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven." Make picture quote!
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists…Not so good when people obey and acclaim him, Worse when they despise him. But of a good leader who talks little, when his work is done and his aim fulfilled, they will say, we did it ourselves." Make picture quote!
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage." Make picture quote!
"Courage must come from the soul within, The man must furnish the will to win. So figure it out for yourself, my lad. You were born with all that the great have had, With your equipment they all began, Get hold of yourself and say: I can." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"If you look to others for fulfilment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you." Make picture quote!
"If you wish to be out front then act as if you were behind." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Make picture quote!
"The very highest leader is barely known by men. Then comes the leader they know and love. Then the leader they fear. Then the leader they despise. The leader who does not trust enough will not be trusted. When actions are performed without unnecessary speech The people say, We did it ourselves." Make picture quote!
"The Way of Heaven does not compete, And yet it skillfully achieves victory. It does not speak, and yet it skillfully responds to things. It comes to you without your invitation." Make picture quote!
"When the people of the world all know beauty as beauty, There arises the recognition of ugliness. When they all know the good as good, There arises the recognition of evil." Make picture quote!
"When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you" Make picture quote!




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