Tao Quotes on
Good and Bad
Quotes from the Wisdom of the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
Here are quotes from the Tao Te Ching, the Taoist classic, about good and bad. To see the whole quoted chapter, click the chapter link within brackets.
Good and Bad
When everyone sees good, then bad exists.
He (the sage) is good to those who are good. He is also good to those who are not good. That is the virtue of good.
He (the Sage) is faithful to people who are faithful. He is also faithful to people who are not faithful. That is the virtue of faithfulness.
The Way is the source of all things, good peopleís treasure and bad peopleís refuge.
Fine words are traded. Noble deeds gain respect. But people who are not good, why abandon them?
What Heaven detests, who knows why? Even the sage considers it difficult.
Heavenís Way gives no favors. It always remains with good people.
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Here are the 388 quotes extracted from the Tao Te ching, sorted by topics. Each quote has a reference to its chapter in the book.
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