In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
All states in the world, large or small, are cities of Heaven, and all people, young or old, honorable or humble, are its subjects.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Universal love is really the way of the sage-kings. It is what gives peace to the rulers and sustenance to the people.
The journey of a 1000 miles begins with one step.
People are distressed by their inability to do it. The problem, however, is simply that they don’t do it.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Your five treasures are Courtesy, generosity, honesty, persistence, and kindness.
If you are courteous, you will not be disrespected;
if you are generous, you will gain everything.
If you are honest, people will rely on you.
If you are persistent you will get results.
If you are kind, you can employ people.
When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.
Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.
Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn’t possess,
acts but doesn’t expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.
I feel people will tend toward universal love and mutual aid like fire tending upward and water downwards
He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.
All is fair in love and war