Lao-Tzu quotes

“Regard your neighbor’s gain as your gain,
and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.”

“Being deeply loved by someone
gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply
gives you courage.”

“Failure is the foundation of success,
and the means by which it is achieved.”

“When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.”

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.”

“Care about what other people think
and you will always be their prisoner.”

“Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom
Mastering others is strength,
mastering yourself is true power.”


(Comment: It is interesting to note the differences in cultural and societal interests reflected in the wisdom sayings of philosophers from different parts of the globe.)