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 :: 600 BC, Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism, Author of the ''Tao Te Ching''

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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.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Water]

 

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It is the Vague and Elusive. Meet it and you will not see its head. Follow it and you will not see its back.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Leaders and Leadership]

 

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Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Kindness]

 

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Know they thyself, presume not God to scan. The proper study of mankind is man.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Self-knowledge]

 

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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Power]

 

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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.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Change]

 

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Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Desire]

 

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Nature is not human hearted.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Nature]

 

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Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Power]

 

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Of the best rulers, The people only know that they exist; the next best they love and praise the next they fear; and the next they revile. When they do not command the people's faith, some will lose faith in them, and then they resort to oaths! But of the best when their task is accomplished, their work done, the people all remark, ''We have done it ourselves.''
~ Lao-Tzu - [Government]

 

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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.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Failure]

 

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Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Happiness]

 

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Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Cunning]

 

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The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Understanding]

 

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The sage does not hoard. Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more; having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Misers and Misery]

 

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The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Self-love]

 

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The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Victory]

 

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The supreme excellence is not to win a hundred victories in a hundred battles. The supreme excellence is to subdue the armies of your enemies without even having to fight them.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Victory]

 

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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.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Leaders and Leadership]

 

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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.
~ Lao-Tzu - [Knowledge]

 

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