Lao Tzu Teachings
Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness. – Lao Tzu
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. – Lao Tzu
Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained. – Lao Tzu
The Lotus Sutra Parables
Contemplations of Confucius
- Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
- In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
- It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
- When anger rises, think of the consequences.
- To see what is right, and not to act on it, is want of courage or of principle.
- Fine words and an insinuating appearance, are seldom associated with true virtue.
- Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
- Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
- Men’s natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.
- Respect yourself and others will respect you.
- Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
- Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
- Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
- Have no friends not equal to yourself.
- It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve, and bad things are very, easy to get.
- Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?