Laozi

Philosopher, Founding Figure

2024 – 2024

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Who was Laozi?

Lao-Tse is a Chinese philosopher and founder of Taoism.

Famous Quotes:

  • There is no calamity greater than lightly engaging in war.
  • He who stands on his tiptoes does not stand firm...
  • He who knows other men is discerning; he who knows himself is intelligent...
  • A violent wind does not last for a whole morning...
  • The tree which fills the arms grew from the tiniest sprout...
  • The soft overcomes the hard; and the weak the strong.
  • Scholars of the highest class, when they hear about the Tao...
  • The skillful traveller leaves no traces of his wheels...
  • Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.
  • He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

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Born
May 22, 2024
Henan
Also known as
  • Laotze
  • Lao Tse
  • Li Er
  • Lao Tze
  • Laotse
  • Lao Tzu
  • Lao Zi
  • Lao-Tse
  • 老子
  • Lao Tu
Religion
  • Taoism
Nationality
  • China
Profession
Died
May 22, 2024
China

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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