Laozi Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Laozi quotes, Laozi sayings, and Laozi proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Use the light to return to clarity. Laozi
Those who overcome others are powerful; those who overcome themselves are strong. Laozi
To yield is to be preserved whole. / To be bent is to become straight. / To be empty is to be full. / To be worn out is to be renewed. / To have little is to possess. Laozi
Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. Laozi
The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be. Laozi
Just as the value of a house lies in its location, The value of a mind lies in its depth, The value of giving lies in the presence of a generous spirit, The value of words lies in their reliability. Laozi
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in. Laozi
Open yourself to the Tao, then trust your natural responses; and everything will fall into place. Laozi
Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment. Laozi
Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself. Laozi
Stop leaving and you will arrive, Stop searching and you will see, Stop running away and you will be found. Laozi
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. Laozi
Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can. I wish you Happy New Year and diary full of best stories ever written in your life. Laozi
Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides. Laozi
Freedom from desire leads to inner peace. Laozi