25+ Popular Lao Tzu Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

25+ Popular Lao Tzu Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

Read and Share Famous Lao Tzu Quotes, Sayings, Quotations, Slogans etc. Enjoy These Lao Tzu Quotes By Sharing With Your Friends, Relatives and Love One’s On Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Gmail, etc. Laozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is known as the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching and the founder of philosophical Taoism, and as a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions.

Motivating Lao Tzu Quotes

He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.

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.




Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.

For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.

From caring comes courage.

From wonder into wonder existence opens.

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.

Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish – too much handling will spoil it.

Great acts are made up of small deeds.

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.

He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.

He who is contented is rich.

He who knows himself is enlightened.

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.

He who talks more is sooner exhausted.

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?

Remarkable Lao Tzu Quotes

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.

If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.

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.

In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.

It is better to do one’s own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins.

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.

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.

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.

Man’s enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.




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