A good traveler has no fixed plans, and no intention of arriving.
The feminine values are the fountain of bliss. Know the masculine, Keep to the feminine.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, his troops will feel they did it themselves.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.
By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
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.