Here are the 37 most incredible business insights and quotes from Lao Tzu.

  1. “To lead people walk behind them.” – Lao Tzu
  2. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu
  3. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu
  4. “He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.” – Lao Tzu
  5. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu
  6. “The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.” – Lao Tzu
  7. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
  8. “Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu
  9. “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”- Lao Tzu
  10. “An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.” – Lao Tzu
  11. “Be the chief but never the lord.” – Lao Tzu
  12. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” – Lao Tzu
  13. “To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” – Lao Tzu
  14. “Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.” – Lao Tzu
  15. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”– Lao Tzu
  16. “Silence is a source of great strength.” – Lao Tzu
  17. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small.” – Lao Tzu
  18. “The best fighter is never angry.” – Lao Tzu
  19. “He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.” – Lao Tzu
  20. “The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.” – Lao Tzu
  21. “The ruler attains wholeness in the correct governance of the people.” – Lao Tzu
  22. “The words of truth are always paradoxical.” – Lao Tzu
  23. “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.”– Lao Tzu
  24. “Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” – Lao Tzu
  25. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu
  26. “The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.” – Lao Tzu
  27. “From caring comes courage.” – Lao Tzu
  28. “Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time,” is like saying, “I don’t want to.” – Lao Tzu
  29. “If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” – Lao Tzu
  30. “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” – Lao Tzu
  31. “Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.” – Lao Tzu
  32. “If you keep feeling a point that has been sharpened, the point cannot long preserve its sharpness.” – Lao Tzu
  33. “Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?” – Lao Tzu
  34. “Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.” – Lao Tzu
  35. “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu
  36. “The best of all leaders is the one who helps people so that eventually they don’t need him.” – Lao Tzu
  37. “When the student is ready the teacher will appear. When the student is truly ready… The teacher will Disappear.” – Lao Tzu

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