He whom loves touches not walks in darkness.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
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.
Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong.
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
People are distressed by their inability to do it. The problem, however, is simply that they don’t do it.
Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god, but a great rock, and the sun a hot rock.
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.
The Man who says he can, and the man who says he can not.. Are both correct.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.