The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal Name.
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.
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.
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple.
When there is no desire, all things are at peace
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
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.
Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know.
When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.
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.
Stop thinking, and end your problems.
Yet mystery and imagination arise from the same source. This source is called darkness ... Darkness within darkness, the gateway to all understanding.
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
If you want to know me, look inside your heart.
When people see some things as good, other things become bad.