15 Quotes by Lao Tzu to inspire you today

Lao Tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer, or at least we believe he was.

Born in 604 BC it’s hard to be sure whether he ever even existed at all, as that was a long time before records began.

Nevertheless, the philosophy for which he is credited is wise and provides us with great insight into the meaning of life.

So today I offer you 15 quotes by Lao Tzu that should provide you with greater insight into the human condition. I hope so anyway.

Consider these quotes carefully and think about their meaning.

As a result, you might just improve your understanding of people and why we do the things we do.

Furthermore, one of these quotes might just provide you with the spark that will propel you down the road to success. If that’s the result, then it will have been well worth a few minutes of your time, surely?

So here is the wisdom of Lao Tzu in 15 quotes.

Quotes by Lao Tzu:

  1. An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox. ~Lao Tzu
  2. He who knows himself is enlightened. ~Lao Tzu
  3. At the centre of your being, you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. ~Lao Tzu
  4. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. ~Lao Tzu
  5. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. ~Lao Tzu
  6. Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment. ~Lao Tzu
  7. The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days. ~Lao Tzu
  8. 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. ~Lao Tzu
  9. I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, and compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. ~Lao Tzu
  10. If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. ~Lao Tzu
  11. The wise man looks into space and he knows there are no limited dimensions. ~Lao Tzu
  12. Great acts are made up of small deeds. ~Lao Tzu
  13. Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. ~Lao Tzu
  14. He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty. ~Lao Tzu
  15. Violence, even well-intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself. ~Lao Tzu

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