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Lao Tzu> More Quotes

I'm looking for short, simple & powerful quotes to read in class. Here are a few more, attributed to Lao Tzu. Which one speaks to you today? (thank you goodreads.com)




"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.”



goldfinches sea landscape
Goldfinches. Cowell Ranch Purisima Trail, California. March 2022


“Knowing others is intelligence;

knowing yourself is true wisdom.

Mastering others is strength;

mastering yourself is true power.”




“The best fighter is never angry.”





red tailed hawk
Red Tailed Hawk. Cowell Ranch Purisima Trail. California March 2022



“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”





rabbit
Rabbit. Cowell Ranch Purisima Trail, California. March 2022




“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.”




“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”




ocean
Cowell Ranch Purisima Trail. California, March 2022



“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.”





band-tailed pigeons flying
Band-Tailed Pigeons. Cowell Ranch Purisima Trail. California. March 2022

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