“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

- Lao Tzu

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

- Lao Tzu

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

- Lao Tzu

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”

- Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“Act without expectation.”

- Lao Tzu

“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”

- Lao Tzu

“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.”

- Lao Tzu

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

- Lao Tzu 

 “I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.”  

- Lao Tzu

“Hope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self. When we don't see the self as self, what do we have to fear?” 

- Lao Tzu 

“The past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that. What is grievance? The baggage of old thought and emotion.” 

- Lao Tzu 

“Become totally empty. Quiet the restlessness of the mind. Only then will you witness everything unfolding from emptiness” 

- Lao Tzu 

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.” 

- Lao Tzu 

“To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.” 

- Lao Tzu 

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

- Lao Tzu