Tao Sayings and Quotes

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


Only he who has no use for the empire is fit to be entrusted with it.     

Zhuangzi

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.     

Lao Tzu

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.     

Lao Tzu

Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.     

Alan W. Watts

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.     

Lao Tzu