Tao Te Ching Quotes
Tao Te Ching
Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)
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Better stop short than fill to the brim. Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt. Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it. Claim wealth and titles, and disaster will follow. Retire when the work is done. This is the way of heaven.
Learning builds daily accumulation, but the prictice of Tao builds daily simplification. Simplify and simplify, until all contamination from relative, contridictory thinking is eliminated. Then one does nothing, yet nothing is left undone. One who wins the world does so by not meddling with it. One who meddles with the world loses it.
To conquer others is to have power, to conquer yourself is to know the way.
Heaven endures and the earth last a long time because they do not live for themselves.
The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named is not the eternal Name.