I started reading Lao Tzu today. He is one of the spaciest of the Chinese philosophers, even deeper than Confucius.
- Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.
- One cannot reflect in the streaming water, only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
- The snow goose does not bathe to make itself white. Neither do you need be anything but yourself.
- An ant on the move does more than the dozing Ox.
- He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
- Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, and have few desires.