Lao Tzu

Laozi (Chinese: 老子; pinyin: Lǎozǐ; Wade–Giles: Lao Tzu; also romanized as Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Laosi, Laocius, and other variations) (fl. 6th century BCE) was a philosopher of ancient China, best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching (often simply referred to as Laozi). His association with the Tào Té Chīng has led him to be traditionally considered the founder of philosophical Taoism (pronounced as "Daoism"). He is also revered as a deity in most religious forms of Taoist philosophy, which often refers to Laozi as Taishang Laojun, or "One of the Three Pure Ones".

According to Chinese traditions, Laozi lived in the 6th century BCE. Some historians contend that he actually lived in the 5th–4th century BCE, concurrent with the Hundred Schools of Thought and Warring States Period, while some others argue that Laozi is a synthesis of multiple historical figures or that he is a mythical figure.

A central figure in Chinese culture, both nobility and common people claim Laozi in their lineage. He was honored as an ancestor of the Tang imperial family, and was granted the title Táishāng xuānyuán huángdì, meaning "Supreme Mysterious and Primordial Emperor". Throughout history, Laozi's work has been embraced by various anti-authoritarian movements. (Wikipedia)

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Simple Reminders by Lao Tzu

Amazing Quotes by Lao Tzu

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu (55)

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. ~Lao Tzu (-76)

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. ~Lao Tzu (46)

If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. ~Lao Tzu (-17)

The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. ~Lao Tzu (61)

To see things in the seed, that is genius. ~Lao Tzu (67)

When the best leader's work is done the people say: We did it ourselves. ~Lao Tzu (37)

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. ~Lao Tzu (56)

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. ~Lao Tzu (-19)

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. ~Lao Tzu (52)

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. ~Lao Tzu (62)

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. ~Lao Tzu (12)