Archive for the ‘Lao Tzu’ Category

From mercy comes courage

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
aloe vera leaves closeup

I have three treasures which I hold and Keep.
The first is mercy; the second is economy;
The third is daring not to be ahead of others.
From mercy comes courage; from economy comes generosity;
From humility comes leadership.

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We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
wagon wheel

We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it is the center hole
that makes the wagon move…

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Creating, yet not possessing; Working, yet not taking credit.

Thursday, February 26th, 2009
Throwing Toddlers

Difficult and easy complement each other.
Long and short contrast each other;
High and low rest upon each other;
Voice and sound harmonize each other…

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