70+ Tao Te Ching Quotes For New Beginnings And Motivation

Tao Te Ching is one of the oldest Chinese text which was credited in the 6th century by author Laozi. Text of Taoism was founded by tao te ching, Taoism is an ancient philosophical and religious tradition. Short verses have consisted of Taoism. Many schools got influenced by tao te ching in terms of philosophy and religion. Tao Te Ching was translated in English in the year 1868. The whole tao te ching text is based on the philosophy to motivate people and to inspire them. From ancient China, people are learning this script and applying it to various matters and getting a vast amount of knowledge from it. Tao te ching is the second most book which is translated in the world.
Ther are many life learning lessons from tao te ching;
1. You will find everything within yourself: You just have to look within yourself. There are all the answers of your all questions within yourself. The one understands this will never be stuck in any problem and will get all the solutions he wants.
2. Do let go: This is the most hard thing to do in life. Once you know how to let go of things, life becomes easier and worth living. This can change your whole life.
3. Kindness and compassion: Kindness and compassion are the only two things that win in the end. Everything else just shatters, no matter what how much pride you have you’ll end up losing people and then yourself if you don’t be kind to others.
These were some life learning lessons for anyone to take a step forward on the spiritual path, we have also listed some of the best Tao Te Ching Quotes for you to get inspiration and a different view of life. Do enjoy them and take a step ahead and change your self into your better version.

Tao Te Ching Quotes

“To attain knowledge, add things everyday.”

“To attain knowledge, add things everyday.”

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

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

“Great acts are made up of small deeds.”

“Great acts are made up of small deeds.”

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

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

“A man with outward courage dares to die.”

“A man with outward courage dares to die.”

“From wonder into wonder existence opens.”

“From wonder into wonder existence opens.”

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

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

“Between Heaven and Earth, / There seems to be a Bellows: / It is empty, and yet it is inexhaustible; / The more it works, the more comes out of it. / No amount of words can fathom it: / Better look for it within you.”

“Between Heaven and Earth, / There seems to be a Bellows: / It is empty, and yet it is inexhaustible; / The more it works, the more comes out of it. / No amount of words can fathom it: / Better look for it within you.”

“How do I know the way of all things at the Beginning? By what is within me.”

“How do I know the way of all things at the Beginning? By what is within me.”

“Indeed, the hidden and the manifest give birth to each other.”

“Indeed, the hidden and the manifest give birth to each other.”

“The Mystery of mysteries is the Door of all essence.”

“The Mystery of mysteries is the Door of all essence.”

“To return to the root is to find peace. / To find peace is to fulfill one’s destiny.”

“To return to the root is to find peace. / To find peace is to fulfill one’s destiny.”

“Only simple and quiet words will ripen of themselves. For a whirlwind does not last a whole morning. Nor does a sudden shower last a whole day.”

“Only simple and quiet words will ripen of themselves. For a whirlwind does not last a whole morning. Nor does a sudden shower last a whole day.”

“To be great is to go on, / To go on is to be far, / To be far is to return.”

“To be great is to go on, / To go on is to be far, / To be far is to return.”

“Heaviness is the root of lightness. / Serenity is the master of restlessness.”

“Heaviness is the root of lightness. / Serenity is the master of restlessness.”

“The world is a sacred vessel, which must not be tampered with or grabbed after. To tamper with it is to spoil it, and to grasp it is to lose it.”

“The world is a sacred vessel, which must not be tampered with or grabbed after. To tamper with it is to spoil it, and to grasp it is to lose it.”

“He who knows men is clever;  / He who knows himself has insight. / He who conquers men has force; / He who conquers himself is truly strong.” 

“He who knows men is clever;  / He who knows himself has insight. / He who conquers men has force; / He who conquers himself is truly strong.”

“Truly, humility is the root from which greatness springs, / And the high must be built upon the foundation of the low… / Truly, too much honor means no honor.”

 

“All the myriad things carry the Yin on their backs and hold the Yang in their embrace, / Deriving their vital harmony from the proper blending of the two vital Breaths.”

 

“Few things under heaven are as instructive as the lessons of Silence.”

 

“To know when you have enough is to be immune from disgrace. / To know when to stop is to be preserved from perils. / Only thus can you endure long.”

 

“There is no calamity like not knowing what is enough. / There is no evil like covetousness. / Only he who knows what is enough will always have enough.”

 

“To be frugal is to return before straying.”

 

“Bad fortune is what good fortune leans on, / Good fortune is what bad fortune hides in. / Who knows the ultimate end of this process?”

 

“Use the lights, but return to your insight.”

 

“If only the ruler and his people would refrain from harming each other, all the benefits of life would accumulate in the kingdom.”

 

“Nip troubles in the bud. / Sow the great in the small.”

 

“Big things of the world / Can only be achieved by attending to their small beginnings.”

 

“Tackle things before they have appeared. / Cultivate peace and order before confusion and disorder have set in.”

 

“A tree as big as a man’s embrace springs from a tiny sprout. / A tower nine stories high begins with a heap of earth. / A journey of a thousand leagues starts from where your feet stand.”

 

“Only when we are sick of our sickness / Shall we cease to be sick.”

 

“Nothing in the world is softer and weaker than water; / But, for attacking the hard and strong, there is nothing like it! / For nothing can take its place. / That the weak overcomes the strong, and the soft overcomes the hard, / This is something known by all, but practiced by none.”

 

“When a great wound is healed, / There will still remain a scar.”

 

“Thirty spokes converge upon a single hub; / It is on the hole in the center that the use of the cart hinges. / We make a vessel from a lump of clay; / It is the empty space within that makes it useful. / We make doors and windows for a room; / But it is these empty spaces that make the room livable. / Thus, while the tangible has advantages, / It is the intangible that makes it useful.” 

 

“When there is no desire, all things are at peace.”

 

“Countless words count less than the silent balance between yin and yang”

 

“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?”

 

“When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly.”

 

“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.”

 

“He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.”

 

“Close your mouth, block off your senses, blunt your sharpness, untie your knots, soften your glare, settle your dust. This is the primal identity.”

 

“The further one goes, the less one knows.”

 

“Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself.”

 

“All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. humility gives it its power. if you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them. if you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them.”

 

“To understand the limitation of things, desire them.”

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