Inspirational Quotes & Positive Life Messages

Quotes of Wisdom from the Tao Te Ching

An inspiring collection of quotes from Tao Te Ching, the classical Chinese Taoist text. “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”
  • Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

    ~ Tao Te Ching
  • Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.

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

    ~ Tao Te Ching
  • A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.

    ~ Tao Te Ching
  • Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?

    ~ Tao Te Ching
  • The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.

    ~ Tao Te Ching
  • If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it.

    ~ Tao Te Ching
  • The wise man is one who knows, what he does not know.

    ~ Tao Te Ching
  • Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself.

    ~ Tao Te Ching
  • 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.

    ~ Tao Te Ching