The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as...
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The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long. Lao Tzu
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Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing. Lao Tzu
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As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it. Lao Tzu
Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because...
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Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness. All can know good as good only because there is evil. Lao Tzu
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He who is in harmony with the Taois like a newborn child. Its bones are soft, its muscles are weak, but its grip is powerful. It doesn't know about the unionof male and female, yet its penis can stand erect, so intense is its vital power. It can scream its head off all day, yet it never becomes hoarse, so complete is its harmony. The Master's power is like this. He lets all things come and goeffortlessly, without desire. He never expects results;thus he is never disappointed. He is never disappointed;thus his spirit never grows old. Lao Tzu
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Existence is beyond the power of words To define: Terms may be used But are none of them absolute. In the beginning of heaven and earth there were no words, Words came out of the womb of matter; And whether a man dispassionately Sees to the core of life Or passionately Sees the surface, The core and the surface Are essentially the same, Words making them seem different Only to express appearance. If name be needed, wonder names them both: From wonder into wonder Existence opens. Lao Tzu
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(So), he who displays himself does not shine; he who asserts his own views is not distinguished; he who vaunts himself does not find his merit acknowledged; he who is self-conceited has no superiority allowed to him. Lao Tzu
The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the...
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The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth. Lao Tzu
Klar sieht, wer von ferne sieht, nebelhaft, wer Anteil nimmt.
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Klar sieht, wer von ferne sieht, nebelhaft, wer Anteil nimmt. Lao Tzu
If lightning is the anger of the gods, then the...
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If lightning is the anger of the gods, then the gods are concerned mostly about trees. Lao Tzu
Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains...
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Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle ofsoftness overcoming hardness. Lao Tzu
He who acts, spoils; he who grasps, lets slip.
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He who acts, spoils; he who grasps, lets slip. Lao Tzu
He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does...
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He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know. Lao Tzu
A good traveler leaves no tracks. Good speech lacks fault-finding.
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A good traveler leaves no tracks. Good speech lacks fault-finding. Lao Tzu
The heart that gives, gathers.
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The heart that gives, gathers. Lao Tzu
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The past has no power to stop youfrom being present now. Only your grievance aboutthe past can do that. What is grievance? The baggage of oldthought and emotion. Lao Tzu
The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm...
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The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days. Lao Tzu
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A man who knows how little he knows is well, a man who knows how much he knows is sick. If, when you see the symptoms, you can tell, Your cure is quick. A sound man knows that sickness makes him sick and before he catches it his cure is quick. Lao Tzu
Ist eine Lehre zur Satzung erstarrt, hat sie geendet.
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Ist eine Lehre zur Satzung erstarrt, hat sie geendet. Lao Tzu
I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either...
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I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any. Lao Tzu