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17 brilliant quotes by Lao Tzu

Quotes and words of wise men continue to show us light in the darkest of times. These words of wisdom are passed on for generations & generations, as they never grow old. Today, we share inspiration from the words of The Old Master - Lao Tzu.

Lao Tzu QuotesLao Tzu, or "The Old Master," is an honorary title for the ancient Chinese man whose original name was Li Er. As a saint or deity, he is known by many names, including Lao Jun and Lao Dan. He is credited with founding philosophical and religious Daoism. He is admired as a philosopher by some; worshiped as a god, saint, or imperial ancestor by others. 


17 brilliant quotes by Lao Tzu


"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." - Lao Tzu

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." - Lao Tzu

"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." - Lao Tzu

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." - Lao Tzu

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." - Lao Tzu

"Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner." - Lao Tzu

"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want." - Lao Tzu

"The more you know the less you understand." - Lao Tzu

"Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream." - Lao Tzu

"If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be truly fulfilled." - Lao Tzu

"If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present." - Lao Tzu

"Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found." - Lao Tzu

"Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained." - Lao Tzu

"He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still." - Lao Tzu

"The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days." - Lao Tzu

"The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves'." - Lao Tzu

"There is no greater offence than harboring desires. There is no greater disaster than discontent. There is no greater misfortune than wanting more." - Lao Tzu



Read these words out loud and make a special note of any that resonate with you.








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