I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal Name.
Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know.
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple.
When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.
The Master's power is like this. He lets all things come and go effortlessly, without desire. He never expects results; thus he is never disappointed. He is never disappointed; thus his spirit never grows old.
Stop thinking, and end your problems.
Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.
When there is no desire, all things are at peace
When people see some things as good, other things become bad.
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.
Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding.
Can you step back from your own mind and thus understand all things?
The more you know, the less you need.
If you want to be given everything, give everything up.