Lao Tzu Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old lao tzu quotes, lao tzu sayings, and lao tzu proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.     

Lao Tzu

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.     

Lao Tzu

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

Lao Tzu

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

Lao Tzu

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.     

Lao Tzu

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.     

Lao Tzu

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.     

Lao Tzu

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.     

Lao Tzu

Being deeply moved by someone gives you the strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.     

Lao Tzu

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.     

Lao Tzu

A journey of a thousand leagues begins beneath one's feet.     

Lao Tzu

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

Lao-Tzu

If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.     

Lao Tzu

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

Lao Tzu

Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.     

Lao Tzu

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.     

Lao Tzu

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

Lao Tzu

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

Lao Tzu

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.     

Lao Tzu

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.     

Lao Tzu

One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.     

Lao Tzu

When armies are mobilized and issues joined, the man who is sorry over the fact will win     

Lao Tzu

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

Lao Tzu

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.     

Lao Tzu

When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.     

Lao Tzu

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

Lao Tzu

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.     

Lao Tzu

Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you     

Lao Tzu

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.     

Lao Tzu

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

Lao Tzu