Sixth century BC depiction of Lao Tzu, found here.
Lao Tzu at wikipedia.
Tao Te Ching at wikipedia.
Read the Tao Te Ching online.
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."
"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."
"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want."
"By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning."
"He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty."
OK, so I said five, but here's two more...I could've easily added another hundred.
"He who knows himself is enlightened."
"He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened."
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