Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.

Lao-tzu - More quotations on: [Happiness] A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu He who knows others is wise; He who know himself is enlightened. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu - More quotations on: [Body] I have three treasures. Guard and keep them: The first is deep love, The second is frugality, And the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world. Because of deep love, one is courageous. Because of frugality, one is generous. Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu - More quotations on: [Simplicity][Selfishness] People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu - More quotations on: [Knowledge] The best [man] is like water. Water is good; it benefits all things and does not compete with them. It dwells in [lowly] places that all disdain. This is why it is so near to Tao. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu The more laws and order are made prominent, The more thieves and robbers there will be. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu - More quotations on: [Laws] The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Through this I know the advantage of taking no action. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu The Way of Heaven is to benefit others and not to injure. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.

Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is not greater disaster than greed. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu To be worn out is to be renewed. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu To have little is to possess. To have plenty is to be perplexed. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu - More quotations on: [Possessions] To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu To produce things and to rear them, To produce, but not to take possession of them, To act, but not to rely on one's own ability, To lead them, but not to master them This is called profound and secret virtue. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu When armies are mobilized and issues are joined, The man who is sorry over the fact will win. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu When the highest type of men hear Tao, They diligently practice it. When the average type of men hear Tao, They half believe in it. When the lowest type of men hear Tao, They laugh heartily at it. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu When the people of the world all know beauty as beauty, There arises the recognition of ugliness. When they all know the good as good, There arises the recognition of evil. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu