“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
“Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.”
“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.”
“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.”
“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”
“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.”