De 20 mooiste quotes van Lao Tzu

In de Bedrock-serie ‘De mooiste quotes van…’ delen we regelmatig inspirerende citaten van wijze mensen. Eerder kwamen onder andere Eckhart Tolle en Confucius al aan bod, vandaag delen we uitspraken van Lao Tzu. Hij leefde tussen de zesde en vierde eeuw voor Christus en is één van de grondleggers van het taoïsme, de Chinese levensfilosofie die om balans draait en waarvan het yin/yang-teken zo bekend is.

De mooiste quotes van Lao Tzu

  1. “Silence is a source of great strength.”
  2. “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”
  3. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
  4. “Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.”
  5. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
  6. “When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.'”
  7. “Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.”
  8. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”
  9. “To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”
  10. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
  11. “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”
  12. “Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.”
  13. “The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.”
  14. “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to’.”
  15. “The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.”
  16. “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
  17. “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
  18. “Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.”
  19. “To see things in the seed, that is genius.”
  20. “What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.”

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