Zitat des Tages von Lao Tzu:
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.
Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.
Because of a great love, one is courageous.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
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.
Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
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.
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
From wonder into wonder existence opens.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it.
The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
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.
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.
He who is contented is rich.
From caring comes courage.
To lead people walk behind them.
The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
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.
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.
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
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.
The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
Silence is a source of great strength.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
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.