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Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.
The past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that. What is grievance? The baggage of old thought and emotion.
For knowledge, add something every day. For wisdom....subtract.
A good manager is best when people barely know that he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him.
To become learned, each day add something. To become enlightened, each day drop something
See others as yourself. See families as your family. See towns as your town. See countries as your country. See worlds as your world.
Yet mystery and imagination arise from the same source. This source is called darkness ... Darkness within darkness, the gateway to all understanding.
Loss is not as bad as wanting more.
When the student is ready the teacher will appear.
Free from desire, you realize the mystery, caught in the desire, you see only the manifestations.
Have patience. Wait until the mud settles and the water is clear. Remain unmoving until right action arises by itself.
Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.
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.
Kind words elicit trust. Kind thoughts create depth. Kind deeds bring love.
Goodness in words creates trust, goodness in thinking creates depth, goodness in giving creates love.
If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
A good person is the bad person's teacher. A bad person is the good person's task.
Live simply and virtuously, true to your nature, drawing no line between what is spiritual and what is not.
He who knows how to be aggressive, and yet remains patient, becomes a receptacle for all of Nature's lessons.
Clay is used to make vases, but it is the emptiness they contain that makes them useful.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity
The eye with which you see God is the same eye with which God sees you; one in seeing; one in knowing; one in loving.
You cannot know the body by studying the finger, and you cannot understand the universe by learning one science.
Stop thinking, and end your problems. What difference between yes and no? What difference between success and failure? Must you value what others value, avoid what others avoid? How ridiculous!
He who has achieved this state Is unconcerned with friends and enemies, With good and harm, with honor and disgrace. This therefore is the highest state of man.
When you accurately perceive the fluidity of things, you can also begin to perceive the constancy behind them: the creative, transformative, boundless, immutable Tao.
We are all capable of much more than we think we are.
A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants.
Open yourself to the truth, then trust in your natural responses, and everything will fall into place.
There are many paths to enlightenment. Be sure to take the one with a heart.
Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe.
Be who you are, and go the whole way.
Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.
Solve it before it happens. Order it before chaos emerges.
Rule your mind with serenity rather than with force and manipulation.
He who controls the past controls the future.
There is no need to run outside for better seeing... Rather abide at the center of your being; For the more you leave it the less you learn. Search your heart and see... The way to do is to be.
Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing the self is enlightenment; Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self needs strength.
Every step is on the path.
Stop trying to control. Let go of fixed plans and concepts, and the world will govern itself.
To know and not to do is not yet to know.
Kindness in giving creates love.
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
Quiet your mind and stop judging and resisting and manipulating the natural way.
Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Be still and allow the mud to settle.
All men desire to free themselves solely from death; they do not know how to free themselves from life.
For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance.
The value of teaching without words and accomplishing without action is understood by few in the world.
Your name or your body, what is dearer? Your body or your wealth, what is worthier?